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Memorial Day is a day to remember

By Staff | Jun 3, 2021

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the guest commentary you published, “Keep calm and share your beach pictures.” I wish I could understand the point of view of the writer.

Memorial Day is a day set aside as the last Monday of May and it is to commemorate and to reflect on the brave men and women who gave their lives in defense of our country. This tradition has roots as far back as our Civil War.

It’s a shame and somewhat embarrassing that Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, the president and CEO of SWFL inc. was unable to articulate the meaning of the day into her marketing brief for the businesses of the area she represents. It is and will remain a day we honor our fallen military and not the makers of suntan lotion.

J. (Mick) Sheldrake

OSCS (SW) USN (ret.)