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Not just a three-day weekend, an unofficial start to summer, or an excuse to barbeque, Memorial Day is a chance to honor all those who sacrificed their lives while serving our nation. 

The National Moment of Remembrance is scheduled for 3 p.m. local time each Memorial Day. It presents a chance for all Americans, alone or with family and friends, to commemorate the fallen by pausing for a minute to remember all those that so humbly gave their lives for the betterment of our nation.

There are many ways to celebrate on Memorial Day and throughout the Memorial Day weekend to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Attend a local parade or memorial service, don patriotic gear or fly your American flag at half-staff. However you chose to spend Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend, I encourage everyone to reflect on the freedoms and liberties you enjoy every day and give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives to protect them. 

To learn how you can pay tribute not only on Memorial Day, but throughout each year, contact your local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. 


Lamont Duncan Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of California State Commander

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for printing last week’s letter to the mayor and councilmembers from Kurt & Katie Braun (“Open Letter On Rent Rules,” May 16). That was a well-written letter with a lot of research behind it.

I only hope the mayor and councilmembers can put their political views aside and remain open minded to the hard facts and research that has been done over decades on rent control. It is very clear rent control doesn’t work and does more harm in the long run so I hope they do the right thing for our entire community.


Kevin Peterson

In answer to Jeff Smith’s letter on Attorney-General William Barr, (“Sparring with Barr,” May 16) I wonder if in some way the power of the press has been subverted by the rampant desire for attention. The Washington Post needs the President’s ravings to sell subscriptions. At least that’s what he likes to claim. 

The journalistic trees may fall, but what if no one’s listening? 


Coho Jerkins