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Letter: More attention should be given to Twinsburg vets, first responders, accomplishments

Published: July 27, 2016 12:00 AM


More attention should be given to vets, first responders

As a disabled veteran who volunteered during the

Vietnam War, I have stated numerous times that I would like to see a much larger memorial to those from Twinsburg who not only served in every war, but also for all of the police, fire and community service men and women who risk their lives for us.

It would have to be a very large memorial.

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I've suggested using the hallways of The Old School for this purpose.

Regardless of where it is located, such a memorial should still be a high priority for our civic leaders.

Having said that, I also feel strongly that Twinsburg should more actively demonstrate its pride for citizens and groups who have achieved greatness.

These include the Twinsburg High School Lady Tiger basketball champions (as well as other regional champions) and groups like the Great Expectations Show Choir.

Other cities even post the more minimal individual and team accomplishments at their city borders.

James Posey and Kelly Herndon are the two of the most accomplished athletes from Twinsburg and R.B. Chamberlin high schools in history.

Posey made it to six consecutive NBA playoffs while playing on four different NBA teams. He is the only Twinsburg athlete to obtain a championship ring, with the 2006 Miami Heat.

Kelly Herndon played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans. Herndon set a Super Bowl record by intercepting a Ben Roethlisberger pass and returning it 76 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL. I am very proud to have coached Herndon on four Twinsburg Baseball League teams. He was a super athlete and could have played professional baseball or basketball in addition to his NFL career.

I apologize for anyone whom I may have omitted and encourage people to add to this list.

Jace Hudak, Twinsburg

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