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William Gamble

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

Missourians pull together in times of crisis. Neighbors help neighbors, friends reach out to friends, and families get closer.

Ordinary folks put aside their fears and personal difficulties to punch that clock every day so the rest of us get what we need to make it through the week.

You see them everywhere here in our state. Plant workers, farm workers and truckers are on the job night and day to get us our groceries. Stock workers are hustling to put items on the shelves; cashiers, counter people, managers and assistant managers are working double-time.

Some of these folks never get much notice, but they are critical to helping us maintain a sense of normalcy while our medical professionals and first responders work the front lines of the epidemic.

Missouri Beverage Association salutes these men and women who show up to work every day without fail so we can have the foods and beverages we want for our families. Let's all of us try and give a "thank you" to one of these folks next time we see them. It would mean a lot.

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