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Day by Day: Go vote and then have a little faith


I realized recently that it has been 40 years since I voted in my first presidential election. It was 1972 and I was 20. Those of us between 18-21 had only had that right for a year. It was a heady thing.

But then those were heady times. The Vietnam War was still waging on and, even though the draft had been suspended by that fall, we worried. Kevin's draft lottery number was 14 and his official status was 1A. But there was light at the end of the tunnel it seemed.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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