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Veterans return support to loyal businessman


Dear Editor,

Ray C's of Lapeer has given a great deal to the community at large and no less to the city of Lapeer. During August of last year when the Vietnam Veteran's Association 287 brought the Moving Wall to Lapeer, Ray C's was there to provide support in a tangible way that enabled us to provide the community with a memorial that was fitting of the cause. Ray Clemens provided the funding for the doves we released in honor of the Vietnam War dead. He gave us enabled wheelchair accessability to the Wall. He was there when we needed him. All of this on top of all the other good Ray has provided to this community.

Ray has provided for events such as sponsoring rides for charity, March of Dimes walks, etc. It would seem to us that the Lapeer City Council should reconsider Ray Clemens' proposal for water and sewer lines to a new and better Ray C's that he would propose to build. The mayor and city council would do well to rethink their position on what he is asking.

Ray has supported the Vietnam Veterans of Lapeer; we need now to support his proposal for a new Ray C's with sewer and water services. We need ways to make it happen that is suitable to all concerned. A loyal business owner is considering moving his business to another town because the City of Lapeer refuses to help him make Lapeer stronger.

Let's make Lapeer stronger with a better business location and water and sewer connections at a fair and reasonable agreement for Ray C's. Ray C's was here long before Lowe's was even in the picture, but he will leave and take his good will with him.

Let's stand behind Ray Clemens as someone who supports the community and the Veterans of Lapeer County.

Joe Cain, Pres.; Ronald H. Lindsay, VP.; Glenn Ream, Sec.; Bernard W. Walker, David Hoffman, Michael G. Mercier, VVA 287 Lapeer County
May 21, 2008

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