Find the truth
To the editor: If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would be grateful his assassination was investigated, the truth was found out and those guilty were brought to justice. The family and the American people had answers. That is not the case with the murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. He and three others were killed in and near the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012.
We now know it was not initiated by some video, as U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice had claimed on several Sunday morning talk shows. It was, in fact, an organized terrorist attack.
Some recent information led many to believe the White House had involvement in crafting that “lie,” as the 2012 election was days away. You won’t hear that from most national media outlets, as they appear more interested in protecting the White House than pressing the government to get answers for the families.
In a final push to find all the answers, the Speaker of the House has formed a House Select Committee headed by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy. As fellow Americans, we should all support this effort. Let’s finally get to the bottom of what really happened, find those who organized and carried out the attack, bring them to justice and provide some closure to the families.
Truth must also be found for the American people. Let this never happen again to our foreign service personnel.
To the editor: It is with sincere appreciation that I would like to thank the community, family, friends, business owners, strangers and everyone who has paid their respects, by either attending my husband, Richie Saponari's funeral or the celebration of life; made a phone call; sent a text; wrote a message on the condolence page; sent flowers, food or money or have seen me and offered kinds words, a hug and smile.
The devastation of losing Richie is so overwhelming that I know, without a doubt, I could not get through without the support I have through all of you.
As you know, Richie was bigger than life, caring, devoted, and had a huge, contagious smile and personality. All who knew him miss him terribly.
Thank you all for your prayers and support during this extremely difficult time and for the generous donations toward funeral expenses through the benefit at Mon Ami Restaurant given by John and Peggy Kronberg.