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Memorial Day Ceremony 2022

To the Editor:

I may be stepping into a hornets’ nest here; but nobody ever accused me of knowing when to keep my mouth shut.

The day was sunny and cool; there were flags and flowers everywhere; the cemetery was well-tended - the perfect setting for the ceremony. Then the orations began. To me, Memorial Day is a civic occasion which should be for everybody in our pluralistic society. But the preachers saw a captive audience. Too many sermons and prayers were made for Christians and “in Jesus’ name.” One reading had absolutely nothing to do with Memorial...



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