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Strength through diversity

| Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

President Trump has banned transgender people from serving in the military. I believe that anyone who is qualified and wants to protect our great country should be able to serve in the armed forces.

One of the main reasons the president has banned transgender people from serving is the cost of medical treatment. This makes no sense to me, since the military already pays for all types of medical procedures to support servicemen and women.

America is a very diverse nation. Our nation and our military are at their strongest and their best when they reflect and embrace that diversity.

Thomas T. Kondrich

Swisshelm Park

The writer is a freshman at Central Catholic High School.

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