Bring them home
I would like to thank The News & Observer for once again including the names of our fallen heroes in the Nov. 4 paper. It is important to give names to the rising numbers of American casualties as we continue our presence in Afghanistan. On Oct. 7 you also printed an article describing a mother's pain as the number of American deaths reached 2,000, after she herself had lost her son in the war.
I will continue to speak out against our continued presence in Afghanistan and urge the American people to get involved. I have started an online petition to send a message to the president and Congress that the people of this country want to start bringing our troops home in the summer of 2013, instead of December 2014. Please feel free to visit my website to join in the cause: www.jones.house.gov.
May God continue to bless America.
Walter B. Jones
U.S. House of Representatives
The writer, Republican of Farmville, represents the 3rd House District.