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KATHY REISS, San Clemente

The Sept. 5 march in memory of the fallen servicemembers was beautifully done in the most respectful manner. Thank you, organizers.

There were probably over one thousand people at this event, and Park Semper Fi was overwhelmed by the number of people.

But the problem was Alameda Lane, where hundreds of people were standing who could not get in. Where was the sheriff’s department to prevent the chaos between these hundreds of people and moving cars?

This was a very dangerous situation, which could have resulted in a tragedy. And there were only two councilmembers there who I saw—Gene James and Laura Ferguson. Where were the others? Very disrespectful.

In any event, the program was very well-organized, and when last “Taps” was played and the Marines sang the Marine hymn, tears were flowing.

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