The American flag represents freedom and liberty to us. We proudly fly our flag every day. Patriotism was instilled in us by the example of our parents and carried on by our example.

We are thankful for the men and women who serve and gave their lives so we can live and enjoy the freedoms of this great country.

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God bless the United States of America!

- Ray and Marilyn Ritzi, Valparaiso


Porter County Government Reporter

Senior reporter Doug Ross, an award-winning writer, has been covering Northwest Indiana for more than 35 years, including more than a quarter of a century at The Times.