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Letter: Good people fought against world hatred

Good people fought against world hatred

During World War II, my dad and my father-in-law both served in the Army Air Corps, a cousin was with the Army in North Africa and an uncle was fighting the Nazi forces in Europe. Two neighbors on my street also served: one as a young sailor in the North Atlantic from 1942 to 1945. The other was captured by the Nazi forces and suffered in a prisoner of war camp (until he heroically escaped). They are all deceased now.

It is out of respect for them that I write this letter. There is no place for neo-Nazi organizations, the KKK or white supremacist hate groups in this nation. Such hate groups stand for the opposite of what our nation is all about; they are an insult to the men and women who served their country and are honored at the World War II Memorial in Washington.

I have always believed that a good leader is one who sets the moral tone at the top; when a person in such a position fails to do so it is up to others to speak out and express their concerns.

John K. Plumb

Randolph

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