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Seventh-grader David Evans was featured in a front-page story this morning. He wrote a poem for Veterans Day about his father, a man he never met. Army Pvt. David Evans Jr. was killed at 18 while guarding an Iraqi munitions site in southern Iraq in 2003. As a baby, David was a spitting image of his father, according to a 2003 story by my colleague, Gene Warner. The …

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How often we forget about those who have fought the tyrants of the world. Every Monday for nearly five years, I have had the privilege of telling the stories of men and women who have gone to war to defend democracy. Salute to War Heroes was born of a suggestion by Stanford Lipsey, The News’ publisher emeritus who is himself a veteran. I really mean it when I say …

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