by Sheila Gardner

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May 25, 2012
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A place to sit and reflect

For Sandy Hannah, the new benches in front of Carson Valley Middle School will be a good spot to sit and think about her son Cody, a 24-year-old sergeant serving in Afghanistan in Army intelligence.

To Paul Blum, 77, a Korean War veteran, the benches remind him of his long-ago service as a Marine corpsman.

Julie Fleischmann can sit with her 17-month-old daughter Jennifer and reflect on her two sons serving in the Air Force.

For Margaret Pross, who organized the fundraising to purchase and install the "benches of gratitude," they are symbols of a community that remembers and appreciates …

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