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"I AM YOUR FLAG"
Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your Flag. The Flag of the United States of America.
Something has been bothering me, so I thought I might talk it over with you, because you see, it is about you and me.
I remember some time ago people lined up on both sides of the street to watch the parade and naturally, I was leading every parade, proudly waving in the breeze. When your daddy saw me coming he immediately removed his hat and placed it against his left shoulder so that his hand was directly over his heart – remember?
What happened? I’m still the same old flag. Oh, I have a few more stars since you were a boy and a lot more blood has been shed since those parades of long ago.
But now I don’t feel as proud as I used to. When I come down your street and you just stand there with your hands in your pockets, I may get a small glance and then you look away. Then I see children running around and shouting, they don’t seem to know who I am.
I saw a man take his hat off, then look around. He didn’t see anybody else with theirs off, so he quickly put it back on. And what about that night at the ball game, when they played the “Star Spangled Banner” and I waived so proudly in the breeze, but nobody bothered to sing? Oh, they stood up, all right, as sort of a mild patriotic gesture, but then they talked among themselves about the game and weather, but they did not sing. I felt hurt.
Is it a sin to be patriotic? Have you forgotten what I stand for an where I’ve been? Anzio, Guadalcanal, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf. Take a look at the memorial honor rolls sometime, names of those who never came back – who gave their lives to keep this republic free.
One Nation under God. When you salute me, you are saluting them.
I may not be coming down your street for a long time, as it seems that patriotic parades are a thing of the past. But when I do, will you do me a big favor?
Stand up straight, place your right hand over your heart, and if they play the “Star Spangled Banner”, show me you remember.
I AM YOUR FLAG.
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Nye County DA/Veterans
The Nye County District Attorney’s Office undertakes some of the most important work in the community, prosecuting crimes perpetrated by and on the residents of Nye County. It is a highly complex task and one that is key in protecting the people of the county but it is also one that can lead to plenty of questions by the public, who often wish to know where the DA’s office is at with certain cases, particularly those of a very highprofile nature.
In an effort to conduct public outreach and allow a forum in which residents can learn all about the various cases that are making their way through the local DA’s office, Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia will be hosting an event next week, which area veterans and their supporters are encouraged to attend.
“The Nye County District Attorney would like to speak to veterans and provide a Q&A session after his presentation,” local veteran and community activist Dr. Tom Waters announced in an email sent to area media and his fellow former military service members. “Veterans and their family and friends are invited to attend.”
Waters was urging every veteran in the community to head out to take part in the discussion, noting that all commanders and commandants, or their representatives, will be recognized at the presentation. “Please encourage your members to attend and be enlightened by the DA,” Waters wrote.
In recent months, the local DA’s office has seen an uptick in highprofile cases, with multiple arrests for murder resulting in formal charges from the DA and the initiation of the prosecution process.
One such case was the homicide involving a Pahrump man named Jeff Caraballo, who was accused of killing an elderly man residing in the valley. When the investigation began, Caraballo fled the state but he was eventually apprehended in Colorado and now, his case is coming to a close.
“The Caraballo homicide case has been resolved, he is going to plead to second-degree murder,” Arabia detailed at the Nye County Commission’s Oct. 5 meeting. “I wanted to tip my hat to Wes Fancher, the detective, to myself and to the defense council, Nathan Gent. Everyone did a good job on that, we got a good, fair result for the community and even for Caraballo.”
Attracting even more public attention was the murder that took place in Cathedral Canyon just over two months ago, in which 27-year-old Roy Jaggers of Las Vegas was allegedly tortured by a trio that included Brad Mehn of Pahrump and two Las Vegans, Heather Pate and Kevin Dent. All three were arrested following an extensive investigation into the circumstance of Jaggers’ death and their cases are now with the Nye County District Attorney’s Office.
As to this case, the death penalty is on the table but Arabia said there had been no hard and fast decision yet on whether the death penalty will actually be pursued for one of the defendants, Mehn.
These cases and many others are likely to be included in the discussion to take place next week, with Arabia telling the Pahrump Valley Times he was more than glad to be able to host the presentation and spend an evening conversing with the community’s veteran population.
“It’s always a privilege to have the opportunity to speak to such a great group,” Arabia stated when reached for comment. “I’m going to talk about what’s been going on with my office and take questions.”
The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump. The presentation is set to begin at 6 p.m. “Please be seated before 6 p.m. so we can begin on time,” Waters added.
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