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Letter: Some stand out

Mary Tanguay Webb re three heroes

Published on October 6, 2017 12:01AM


It’s been a rough week for this country, but there were three heroes who stood out.

The first is the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Cruz. She stood waist deep in flood waters crying and begging for help for her people. She wasn’t interested in politics, she was trying to save the lives of Puerto Ricans. She was strong, and brave, and would not be shut up.

Secondly, Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, of the Air Force Academy, lectured the young cadets in his charge not to be racist or sexist, and suggested it would be a good idea that they “get out” if they held those prejudices, as there was no place for them at the academy. He spoke of the values of our country, and encouraged them to be good Americans.

Thirdly, Tucker Benedict, a freelance writer who wrote a stirring open letter to President Donald Trump that can be found on the internet.

Hooray. Hooray. Hooray.

Mary Tanguay Webb

Astoria



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