‘Greatest country in the world’
After reading the responses, I had to reflect on the national anthem.
I go to each Cowboys game and stand each time the anthem is played. However, it was not always an automatic.
I was the only black candidate in my class to graduate as a Green Beret from the Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg. To celebrate, our class chose to go to a local restaurant in Fayetteville, N.C. I was the only person the restaurant refused to serve.
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When I returned home after honorably serving my country, I did not feel as though my country served me. During the ’60s, blacks had difficulties standing for the anthem because of racial tensions.
This is the greatest country in the world, and I am proud to be an American.
Willie R. Hargis,
Immigrants surprise with writing
While I agree 100 percent with his idea, please consider this (“A chance for Citizenship,” Richard Marks letter).
I have worked at two of the country’s largest banks. Not even 10 percent of my fellow workers, including some midlevel managers, can write two lines of English correctly.
I have a master’s in English literature. I’m an American citizen and have lived in Arlington for 31 years.
I just read their emails, get the gist and delete them. I’m not expecting Shakespeare or Dickens, just basic business communication.
“Immigrants” may have an accent problem, but their writing is far better.
Had it with the NFL
I am saying farewell to my fellow NFL fans.
I have seen how players take advantage of the podium to inflict a litany of political and social opinions. Future tantrums are inevitable.
Also, the refereeing is atrocious.
Learn from history
Guess the American public is not sophisticated enough to digest the information not released by our government on the JFK assassination.
Was the CIA behind it, was J. Edgar Hoover really a crossdresser, and was somebody else shooting from the grassy knoll?
If informants’ identity is the problem, they are probably safe in a nursing home somewhere!
Let’s get on with transparency and let us learn from history!
Lee S. Anderson, M.D.,