Letters to the Editor - July 3, 2017

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Show your appreciation for your postman or other delivery personnel if you are around during delivery time. When the temperature gets to the 90s, I try to catch the postman to hand him a bottle of cold water. I know it’s appreciated - the postal vehicle gets even hotter from the reflected heat of the asphalt.
Helen Gottschalk, Woodinville

WWII Airplane Noise

I would like to voice my concern about the people of Woodinville who were complaining about the noise created by the WWII aircraft flying about this weekend.

What is the issue?

WWII Airplanes make a lot of noise.  SO WHAT!!!  They are a part of the history of this region; they were produced by Boeing and a legacy of our greatest generation.  It should be an honor to see them flying.
I am the son of a mother and father of the greatest generation.  My father was a Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corps and served in WWII on the island of Guam.  He was stationed there when the Boeing B29’s dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  He was very proud of his service and made it a point that I studied the history of the common people who made uncommon sacrifices and how these people and the companies of the United States banded together.

For the citizens of Woodinville to complain about noise created by aircraft developed and built during this historical time of sacrifice and commitment concerns me.  I am very proud of the contribution Boeing made to the WWII war effort and thankful that I was able to be raised by one of the greatest generation.  Due the commitment of the workers at Boeing our service men had the best planes we could build during that time.  Many of the greatest generation that relied on these aircraft owe their lives to the aircraft built here.  We should also not forget all the lives that were lost in those aircraft over Europe and the Pacific.  They gave the ultimate sacrifice for each other.  They are truly a “Band of Brothers.”

Whenever I have the chance to meet one of the greatest generation, and there are not to many of them left, or witness the aircraft, Jeeps, and weapons; some which are still in use today, I bow my head and thank them for their commitment, sacrifice, and suffering they endured so we have could enjoy the freedom and lives we have today.  I can only hope that our generations can do the same thing if called upon.
John Wunderlich

Saving Smile’s

Thank you to the donors and volunteers who supported Saving Smiles’ fundraiser for 24 Yemeni exchange students. Together, on May 13, we raised $805.46 during our car wash benefit held at ARCO AM/PM on Woodinville-Duvall Road. Our hope is to help offset living expenses as the students are now on their own and far from their families.

Special thanks to:

Our donors, for enthusiastically supporting our car wash.
Patty Barrow, Sam Singh, Gulsher Singh, and the ARCO AM/PM, 15520 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville, for graciously support for our event.

City of Woodinville employees, Dan Flemming, Chuck Kaufmann, Amy Ensminger, and Jane Tilley, and the City of Woodinville, for essential advice and a car wash pump kit to prevent water pollution.

The Weiss family, Brix family, Nicholas family, Shi family, Lane family, Khare family, Robb family, Yakkali family, Damidi family, and the Schultz family, for an abundance of car wash supplies, baked goods, and handcrafted bracelets and pins.

Jackie Lemke, Andres Cabrera, Aidan Robb, Andrew Demaris, Erin & Michelle Lane, Anushka Damidi, Saydia Phillips, Katie Carroll, Kirstin Nesby, Tania Firouzabady, Arnav & Atul Khare, Gal Lapid, Connor Shabro, Samantha Lee, Jonathan & Daqing Shi, James Nicholas, Valerie Olson, Andra MacDonald, Lisa Tam, Emmaleigh Morgan, Sahithi & Haranadha Yakkali, Macy Finger, and Linnea, Claire, Sylvia, & Gary Schultz, for planning and undertaking the event.

John Welch, owner of the very first car we washed, for your generosity and patience—we were learning!
Kim Kraft, for her inspiration and leadership in setting up the GoFundMe campaign that led us to get involved. · The Woodinville Weekly, for its April 10 article and photo announcing our plan to raise funds for the Yemeni students.

It is our great honor to support these students from Yemen, not much older than ourselves, as they pursue their educations and a bright future.

We appreciate our caring and generous community!

In appreciation,
Saving Smiles Board of Directors,
Sahithi Yakkali, Linnea Schultz, Macy Finger

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