1To the editor:

I would like to thank Mr. Bentley for bringing up the arrogance of the Brownwood and Early school districts. If there is one day that the school districts should honor and respect it is Memorial Day for many brave men have given their lives so the children of this great country would have the freedom of choice. To make students attend school on this day is a disgrace and dishonor to all veterans who have fought and died protecting our rights. The school boards must not regard this holiday as salient as Easter or Spring Break, which must be very important. The message it sends to our children is disrespectful, at best. I hope that all the veterans past and present are remembered by the rest of the community, for if it not for their efforts abroad there would be no freedom or democracy for our children here at home. Actions do speak louder than words and I hope that in the future the school boards will try to set a better example for the next generation. They try to pass the blame to the state legislature, but it was their own selfish oversight of the most important holiday we have in this country. Maybe they should consult with the May and Brookesmith ISD for help with the next school calendar.

Michael Pitts

Brownwood