Letter: Facts matter?

To the Editor:

In response to Gail Lehmann’s letter to the editor, May 31 edition, I would like to point out an incorrect “fact” that is cited.

To be honest, I didn’t verify any of the facts she stated, as I could not get past the first sentence — “This week we honor Veterans on Memorial Day.”

I believe you are confusing Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is the day we honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military. Some may think this is a minor distinction, and will go on honoring everyone who has served.

I, for one, feel those lost in combat deserve their own day. I’m sure if you ask anyone else who has lost a loved one this way, they would feel the same.

Carolanne Kane

Mead Ridge Road, June 6