Are There No Veterans in Austin?

RECEIVED Wed., Nov. 16, 2011

Dear Editor,
    Wow, I think that you missed the boat. You had a wonderful opportunity to make a hit to a huge part of the Austin population with a front-page splash honoring our vets. It is really hard for me to believe. I'd like for the Chronicle staff to acknowledge and perhaps give a plausible explanation as to why you did not pay homage to our current warriors and those who gave their lives to keep this country free. Within last week's issue, I saw no veterans' information except that you may have remarked about several restaurants offering free meals – I don't recall.
    A short time ago, you published my letter [“Postmarks” online, Sept. 28] about the absence of Click and Clack (my side comment of the saddle stitch was just that I noticed a difference). And I never did get a specific explanation about the elimination of Click and Clack, except I believe that it was Louis Black who basically stated that changes will happen. Really, was Click and Clack too expensive? Was there not enough favorable feedback?
Paul Birdsall
   [Editor's note: In general, the Chronicle does not do annual anniversary coverage of any kind, and we mean no disrespect to veterans or any other honorable occasion.]
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