Letter: Veterans tax break supported

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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My organization has no problem with a nonbinding referendum on the new school property tax reduction for veterans ["Get voter input on vets benefit," Editorial, March 26].

However, we hope that voters take the following into consideration: Veterans, and especially disabled veterans, are a small and shrinking percentage of the population. Therefore, although the costs in the early years may be significant, the cost over time will decrease.

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The largest group of veterans, Vietnam veterans, like our predecessors, is fading away. Its average age is 65 or so. I hope that voters will remember that this small group of citizens is one reason that everyone is free to enjoy their homes.

John Rowan, Middle Village

Editor's note: The writer is national president of Vietnam Veterans of America.

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