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August 31, 1989 | ROBERT OSTMANN JR., Robert Ostmann Jr. is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
For Jim Pruitt, volunteering isn't voluntary. "I was raised in a time when there was more of a sense of being obliged to do things for people. I believe in the idea the way President John F. Kennedy said it: 'And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,' " said Pruitt, 68, of Santa Ana. "If people don't give back something, then the community will fall apart, and we'll be in very sad shape.
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August 31, 1989 | ROBERT OSTMANN JR., Robert Ostmann Jr. is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
For Jim Pruitt, volunteering isn't voluntary. "I was raised in a time when there was more of a sense of being obliged to do things for people. I believe in the idea the way President John F. Kennedy said it: 'And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,' " said Pruitt, 68, of Santa Ana. "If people don't give back something, then the community will fall apart, and we'll be in very sad shape.
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September 12, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
In dignified, understated fashion, Orange County remembered the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 with dozens of somber ceremonies Thursday. What they lacked in the prayers, speeches and tears that marked last year's commemoration of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they made up for in simple poignancy, from the mournful pealing of bagpipes to reflections on the words of the nation's founding fathers.
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