Letter: Veterans deserve property tax break

U.S. soldiers march along fifth avenue as part

U.S. soldiers march along fifth avenue as part of the Veterans Day parade in New York in 2009. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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I was offended by the remarks of a World War II veteran who said the attitude toward the property tax discount was, "Oh, give me stuff, even if my neighbors have to pay for it" ["Tax break, with a catch," News, April 14].

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Less than 0.5 percent of the population serves in the armed forces. Americans should be ashamed that they are opposing veterans tax breaks. Veterans risked their lives and many are living with the aftermath of debilitating injuries and post-traumatic stress. Maybe we should go back to the draft.

Nancy Bartow, East Northport


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