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Regarding Rabbi David Wolpe’s Musing, “Another Land To Cherish” (July 3), I grew up in the anti-Vietnam protest era, which I still defend. Yet after my 
father passed away a few years ago, I was taken aback by a document sent by
 the U.S. government, praising him for his service in the navy during the Korean 
War.

I remember he was always so adamant about displaying the flag on
 Independence day, which was coincidentally his birthday. My “Yankee doodle
daddy.”

David Wolpe’s piece about Jewish immigration made me think about
 my dad’s father, Joseph “Efroim” Ionis from Odessa, Russia, who passed 
through Ellis Island in 1913 and was deemed “Joe Jones.” It kind of
 makes you patriotic, no?

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