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Unbelievable sacrifice

Published: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The Northwest Herald published an article (Aug. 11) showing couples surrounding a sculpture depicting the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day. More than 15 couples who have been married for more than 60 years said they would continue to honor and cherish each other. This is laudable and falls into the same category surrounding the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King; it should be remembered. I think it behooves those who had relatives die during the Civil War freeing the slaves to remember that Dr. King would not have gotten his doctorate had it not been for the 500,000 white men who died to set the black man free after they were sold into slavery by their own people.

Where then is a monument depicting a Union soldier cutting the chains of a black man? How do we get a statue depicting this unbelievable sacrifice on the part of the white community for the black community?  

Richard Loughran


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