Respect for the fallen

I am very disappointed that Memorial Day has turned into a second Veterans Day. I was of the opinion that this day was originally designated to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. I am a veteran and have seen a share of combat, but on this day I only salute my comrades who gave their all fighting for our freedom. May they rest in peace.

Everett Raspberry, Shalimar

 

Why there is no McCain outrage

In response to letter titled “Where’s the outrage over McCain comments?” (May 27), I served 31 years on active duty in the Marines. There is no outrage or comments from the military because most of us can’t stand him and don’t support him.

He is a Democrat in Republican clothing and has done nothing to support the military or the Republican cause. He made it to where he is today by using is father’s name. He was fifth from the bottom in his graduating class from the Naval Academy and was a terrible pilot and should have been grounded the first time he crashed.

While being held captive, he sung like a canary and gave away important information in exchange for special treatment and favors for himself. He has treated his prior family really bad, and his actions are always just to better himself, without regards to anyone else.

He talks a lot and never has any actions to back it up. He hasn’t voted in Congress in a long time and just needs to step aside and let a real Republican in to make the needed votes and actually do what he was voted in to do.

Yes, most military people and military retirees do not like or respect John McCain (especially the ones who know his background) and therefore treat him as if he is already out of office, just like he has done in support of the Republicans and military members.

It’s easy to research his past and see why people feel this way about him.

Gary Liddell, Holt