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June 8, 2013

Cookson: 'Spoiled Generation' owes it to all Americans


Thank you and God Bless!


And thank you, James Butler, for your honesty and for making me cry and “think” at the ceremony because, although I’m not a young person, I feel much the same as you.


This essay is printed with permission of the author, James Michael Butler, who is a Beverly resident and a junior at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. Mary Alice Cookson is a parenting magazine editor, a mother of two teens and a Beverly-based columnist. She welcomes comments at

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