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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted November 1, 2020

 

Please note that per company policy, dewittdailynews.com edited the content of this letter.

 

Dear Editor:

 

I wear a mask out of respect for others, to protect myself as best I can, and to help protect others. I, frankly, feel patriotic in doing this single act. Then, someone else took it upon himself to decide who I am and why I was wearing a mask in public.

 

President Roosevelt in WWII said something very applicable to the viral invasion we are facing today:

 

"There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks."

 

We already have the virus in our midst.  Families have lost loved one to this dreadful disease. In our healthcare settings, frontline workers risk their health and their very lives for others every single day.

 

We do not need to add the infections of ridicule and intimidation to the viral spread in our community.

 

Think before you speak, and maybe take some time to learn a little history before you warp it to a social media meme.


Sincerely,


Elizabeth Burns

Clinton, IL 61727

 

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