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Valatie woman recalls President Bush's response to poem she sent him

December 05, 2018 06:21 PM

VALATIE - The passing of President Bush sparked a special memory for a Valatie woman.

It was the summer of 1989 and Fran Campeta was getting increasingly upset whenever she saw video of protestors burning the American flag.

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President George Bush had just taken office months earlier - and was determined to pass a measure outlawing the desecration of the flag.

Campeta put her feelings on paper and wrote a poem. She sent it to the president and was delighted when she got a response back.

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Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff

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