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The Purity of Love
Holds dear
Especially in harsh times
The every facet
Of humankind
Shows energy of high minds
Those who can see giving
in all aspects of life
With masks on street 
they’re plotting
New ways to make life bright
To cook and bake for shut-ins
To reach out to old friends
Through letters of nostalgia
To find a way to win
The sad hearts who’re in limbo
The stories big and small
Of nurses that respond with care
To each one they befall
Or garbage men whose
Beaming eyes 
Remove our toxic waste
While parents watch
And children blow
Kisses to their face
This not the time for sissies 
Every one has part
To be creative in their thoughts
To Win this Virus Plot


S. Scott

Enclosed is a contribution to the Alameda Sun. Local journalism is essential to accountable governement and civic engagement. Thank you for staying strong in difficult times. We are big fans. 


— Cameron Louise Holland & family

Editor’s note: The Holland family’s donation and a few others were received after the production of our special feature on page 6. We appreciate everyone’s contributions! 

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States of America. While not officially established as National Flag Day until 1949, June 14 has served as an annual opportunity to commemorate the American flag by organizations and individuals for more than 200 years.

This year, all celebrations look a little different. During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are all encouraged to stay home to stop the spread of the virus. However, Flag Day can be celebrated by everyone, wherever you are.

We encourage everyone to use their time at home to fly their American flags proudly this Flag Day. To show camaraderie and solidarity in this time of uncertainty, let your American flag wave daily. We are all in this together, and we will get through this together, as one nation, under God.


— Michael J. Kuznik California State Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars