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Letter: Red Wing ignores great, vital national celebration

To the Editor:

John Adams wrote on July 3, 1776, to his wife, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of the Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

Without the Day of Independence there would not be a Memorial Day or Veterans Day to help celebrate the military and those who gave their lives to keep this country as great as it is. Apparently the committee to secure a fireworks display as well as the City Council did not feel this is one of the greatest celebrations of this nation.

Maybe we need another monument in Central Park call the Wall of Shame  and put the names of those responsible for this fiasco on the wall for succeeding generations.

Marvin Sandrin

Red Wing