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Today: Commendation ceremony for Carl Clark

Original post made on Jan 12, 2012

World War II veteran Carl Clark of Menlo Park will, at long last, be presented an award for his heroic actions 66 years ago aboard a ship bombed by kamikaze planes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 9, 2012, 10:44 AM

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Posted by Brian Belding
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I am looking forward to attending the ceremony on Tuesday with a number of my students from Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto. They are very excited and honored to be able to share in such an important day for a true hero. To be recognized 66 years later is a beautiful way to rectify past injustices. There is nothing positive to gain from complaining about the unfair treatment others received in the past, but this ceremony is a beneficial way to begin to acknowledge to mistakes made in the past and point out to others (especially young people!) that through the hard work of a few concerned citizens (spearheaded by Sheila Dunec!), positive change can be made in society without anger, hatred, name-calling, or violence. A simple recognition can be very powerful, and I look forward to attending!


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