I find it astounding that so many people volunteered to fix up two old fighter jets ["Retired jets get some new paint," News, Oct. 28]. I'm surprised people stayed out in the cold just to repaint the F-14 Tomcat and A-6E Intruder at Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton.

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This not only helped to restore these historical machines, but it also proved that when people put their minds to something, difficulties can't keep them from accomplishing their goals.

James Rogers, Seaford