January 15, 2012 3:38 AM

Commentary: We must help returning troops forge a future

Anne Pritchett hangs out where good people gather to try to shape America into the better country that it has always promised to be. The end of the war in Iraq and the return home of U.S. troops in December led me to find a safety pin she had given me at a 2006 peace rally near the Plaza. Such keepsakes symbolize what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve loved in his lifelong civil rights efforts for peace, nonviolence and love. It’s what we’ll celebrate in honor of the Jan. 16 holiday for King’s birth.

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