To the Editor:
I feel so sorry for our veterans who gave their lives for people like Michael Jackson. He received so much glory when he died. I guess being a drug addict and some of the other things he was accused of doing made him more important than the brave men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our country.
The people who glorified Jackson should hang their heads in shame. He got front page news and top billing in TV newscasts.
The brave soldiers who give their lives to protect people like him get put in the obituaries and often that is it; no front page news. There may be a small write up in the middle of the paper, if any.
I guess it doesn’t make a difference how much wrong is done as long as there is enough money. What does this tell the relatives of the military men and women who lost their lives in combat?
It is worse than a slap in the face for giving your life for your country. Also, what does it tell the children growing up in this country? It sends them the wrong message of what is really important in life and hopefully in this country.
Mr. Shirley F. Sutherburg, Jefferson