Letter to the editor: True sacrifices

To the editor:

I am writing this letter on Memorial Day. I was moved by your recent editorial that reminded us that this holiday is not only for fun but, most importantly, to remember those who made the greatest sacrifice for a greater good.

I am also offended by President Donald Trump, who, after ordering opening of places of worship, went to play golf. I did not expect him to recognize those who gave their lives in service of the military, which he fraudulently avoided because only fools let themselves be drafted, but at least he should have shown some empathy for the families of the 100,000 who had died from the coronavirus.

Some of those victims were providing medical service to others. The pandemic could have been controlled, but because of his uninformed and chaotic leadership, it has resulted in the completely ineffective federal administration. We are blessed that the leadership in Douglas County is so excellent that it has protected us from the broad spread of the infection.

I am a World War II veteran, and every year on Memorial Day, I reflect on the sacrifice of my mother, my uncle and others I knew who were killed fighting Germans.

Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz,

Lawrence

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