How Not To Treat A Veteran

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This Veteran’s Day, I honor my father, M.D. Hill.
Dad served in the Korean War onboard the USS Henry W. Tucker DD 875.
He was blessed enough to come home from military action and he lived the American Dream. He started a family, built an electrical business from scratch, employing hundreds of people during 31 years of being in business.
He and my mother scrimped and saved and invested their capital in land here in the Pioneer Mills community. This investment was wise and was intended to fund my parent’s retirement.
Being good neighbors, they allowed a right-of-way for a sewer line extension across their property to allow our good neighbors, Freeman and Helen Jones to develop their Cedarvale Farm property.
My parents only asked for a modest compensation. The developer would construct a “Grantor Sewer Line”, which would allow my parents to develop their property as they saw fit.
The deadline for constructing this sewer line was August 30, 2007. Over 11 years later, still no sewer line…

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473 Days

Paging Mr. Mark Plemmons….
It has been 473 days since I brought my Korean War Veteran father to your office to introduce him and tell our family story.
473 days of deafening silence…
Ironically, that was just before the county commission meeting where I spoke and introduced my father and told my family’s story. Not a peep. Not a “Thank you for serving our country, Mr. Hill” or anything…
Just 473 days of deafening silence and disrespect from Mark and his paper. 473 days since the GOP county commission ignored my veteran father.

What would you do in my shoes, Mark Plemmons?

Day of Reckoning

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“Thus, I do not see what use there is in those mills of the gods said to grind so late as to render punishment hard to be recognized, and to make wickedness fearless.” – Plutarch

Despite evidence to the contrary, I believe a day of reckoning will rest upon tyrants both public and private.

My mission in life is to do anything honorable to make it happen in my lifetime… #cedarvalejustice