the following is a letter i sent out today to nj senator menendez and governor corzine, via their websites. i also emailed everyone i know with a copy, whether or not they live in nj since this could make the rounds through the country if nj passes it.
My mother told me this afternoon that she heard on the radio this morning that the NJ State Legislature is considering passing a bill for NJ schools to no longer observe Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. I find this to be disgraceful, un-American and an embarrassment to our State.
My husband is no longer an active Marine, but "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" rings true for him and he has taught me true Patriotism. I cannot imagine his allowing our future children attend schools that do not teach about or observe Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. I know I won't allow it.
Is it any wonder why so many people are leaving our State for others?!
I have emailed everyone I know about this, whether or not they live in NJ because this could start a very disappointing trend if NJ follows through. In a time of war and crisis, is this the message of support we want to send to our troops?!
I would hope that as a Democrat and someone I voted for, you will be fighting against this and will get across the point that those who have fought for our freedoms, in the past, present & future, deserve nothing but our upmost respect and honor, as well as their place in history.
as i said above, it's truly appauling how un-American this state and this country is becoming.