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Reduce crime everywhere instead of just in LO

Regarding shoplifting in Lake Oswego, your lesson to thieves is: Go somewhere else besides Lake Oswego. Especially during the holiday season.

How can you possibly suggest to thieves to go somewhere else? It’s OK anywhere else but not in Lake Oswego? Makes you just as guilty to approve shoplifting or any other crime as long as it is somewhere else. Why not help reduce crime rather than promote it in your neighboring towns?

I just can’t believe that anyone could promote shoplifting anywhere except in Lake Oswego.

Mary Lou Budmiger

West Linn

Clackamas military museum to illuminate history

As a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, it was a natural fit in accepting the role of development director for the Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF). In addition to my continued service to our country, I now proudly represent an organization deeply committed to educational programs honoring our rich military history.

Founded in 2009, the HOF is a nonprofit organization that drives the funding for the new Brigadier James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum and provides educational outreach programs. Whether they are teaching the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Civil War, World War II, or events of the day, educators now have a variety of unique opportunities to bring their history lessons to life!

When the doors open at the Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum in Clackamas, interactive and dynamic exhibits will illuminate Oregon’s military history and inspire a respect for those who serve our country. Today, the Historical Outreach Foundation brings programs into schools to engage third through 12th graders with hands-on activities, connecting them to the events that have fashioned the world we live in.

Outside the classroom, the Veterans’ Legacies Project is collecting photos, video, and personal accounts of veterans from across the country. This populous database is accessible to all, because when we share our history, we keep it alive.

I’m grateful to the Historical Outreach Foundation for its commitment to keep history alive and to pay tribute to our military heritage; that’s why I am asking you to join me in support of their efforts in our community. As we welcome the New Year, please consider a charitable donation to the HOF to honor the men and women who have shaped our world through service to their country.

David Warden

Clackamas




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