Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Paul Paulicelli. I am retired and live in McDonough with my wife of 49 years. I am also a proud member of The Shrine of North America.

Many of you know me only as the Shriner wearing his red fez and carrying a collection bucket at the intersection of Zack Hinton and Highway 81 near CVS Pharmacy.

Because of the generosity of those who continue to drop money in my bucket during these difficult financial times, I can once again tell you that I have been able to turn in a lot of money to our Shrine Hospital Fund.

Again thanks to all of you for your donations, they are greatly appreciated.

Our network of 22 Shriners Hospitals provide specialized care to children under the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palates. “All care at Shriners Hospitals for Children is provided without regard to a patient or family’s ability to pay.”

For those who would like more information about our hospitals, please visit our website at www.shrinershospital.org.

Paul Paulicelli

Dear Editor,

What’s with all this flap about the Confederate stars and bars?

People need to get over it!

People need to realize you can’t legislate or vote in or out history and heritage.

We need to realize there were literally thousands of black and white men fighting for what they believed to be right at the time.

There were literally thousands of men killed in just one battle on both sides.

So we are supposed to just forget about that?

That’s our heritage and history. We may as well forget WWI, WWII, Korea, and other foreign wars.

The Stars and Bars Confederate flag reminds us, who are Southerners, that we’re not to forget our history and heritage.

True, it’s been wrongfully misused by subversive groups, but that doesn’t mean that we are supposed to forget about all those who gave their lives for what they believed in.

Next they’ll want to ban the Elvis Song “An American Trilogy,” because it mentions Dixie. Then it will be the song “Dixie,” then grits. Where does it stop?

Then they will want to move the Mason Dixon line further North.

Taking the Dukes of Hazzard off TV was ridiculous.

Once again, you can’t legislate heritage and history.

Come on Southern people, stand up for what you believe! Don’t forget your heritage!

P.S. They will want to change Southern fried chicken to fried chicken because Southern is offensive.

Wallace Randall