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The demise of fraternalism

April 20, 2012
By Wayne St. Pierre , Daily Press

ESCANABA - Fraternalism that once flourished in this nation is evaporating as quickly as cellphones and iPods establish a new order. Fewer and fewer folks are "belonging" to the traditional clubs, organizations and veterans groups that once abounded in our country. A new breed of citizen with markedly different values has emerged. To some extent this new attitude has rubbed off on me because I have dropped membership in many clubs, etc. and now devote my time and efforts to one vet group. Thus, I can speak to this issue with 26 years of first hand knowledge, and near daily observations.



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