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Navy's contributions: Navy town for sure
I can remember 1949 when we came here. You could drive downtown and maybe see one car on the street. Well our town, and its our town for sure - we all have helped to build it up and make it Oak Harbor, Coupeville, and the whole Whidbey Island has grown into a place everyone can be proud of.
So please everyone stop complaining about the airplane noise, crowds etc. Straighten your spines and keep everybody happy. Think of all the freedoms other countries dont have. We are all very lucky to have a country like ours.
As for Garrett Newkirk - hes just one in a billion. Someday we can all hope he wakes up and realizes all the good things we have here on our Island. Id say a person like him needs a job to keep his mind busy and then hell enjoy life more.
Our service people deserve more and better than all these complaints. They are just doing the job they are trained to do...make our country free.
Go to it pilots and enjoy what you do best. Fly those planes and help keep our country free.
Some of you will probably say to heck with that retired Navy wife, but thats okay. I knew how I felt each time my husband flew in on his planes. You Navy wives be real proud too, because they deserve all the love and support you can give them.
Maybe Mr. Garrett picked the wrong town for real peace and quiet. Im very happy here. Im 74 years old and have been here 23 years, this the fourth time.