Jayhawk Chapter
TROA Newsletter

This newsletter is published by the Jayhawk Chapter of Kansas, The Retired Officers Association, as a service to all members.  The Jayhawk emblem is used with the permission of the registered trademark owner, the University of Kansas.  Publication is made at bimonthly intervals.  The newsletter is only as good as the material available, so each member is requested to forward news and other items of interest to the editor or one of the service editors.


November Speaker will be:

Ann Evans
Lawrence Arts Center Executive Director
Presenting the:
"The New Lawrence Arts Center "

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President's Corner

by Jerry Nossaman

The tragedy our country suffered on Sept. 11 will never leave us.  Those behind the terrorists must be held accountable for their actions.  This melting pot of world religions, races,  and ethnic diversity called America is great because it embraces the most fundamental of all human
rights, freedom to choose.  American's of middle eastern heritage have made contributions to our greatness with as high a degree as any other.
I checked out the Arab American Institute web page to help remind me of the Nobel Prize winners, athletes, politicians, writers, scientists, businessmen, and  so on who have meant so much to our nation.  One name, a Kansan, stuck out at me, Col. James Jabara, USAF.  Then I recalled
with pride his photo on the cover of  Life magazine beside  his Sabre jet, The Kansas Tornado, after he had become the first jet to jet ace in the world.  Col. Jabara flew over 100 missions in WWII, before he was twenty, and 163 in Korea.  We are fortunate to have in our community many of the same ethnic background, may we always treat them as Americans.

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