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Opinion

July 13, 2013

Retailers should not forget patriotism

Years ago when I was young, most stores closed on Sunday. All were closed on major holidays. Times have changed. Patriotism should not change. 

Walmart, Price Chopper and Hannaford, to name a few stores, were open for business on July 4. Aldi’s was not. What does that tell you?

Maybe, the love of country and reverence for those who gave their lives for the freedom we celebrate on July 4 is not as important as the love of money!

What about the Americans who were working in the stores that were open? Don’t you think they would have liked to be in Neahwa Park with their families enjoying the music and food, remembering what sacrifices the few have given so that the many might have freedom?

There is an old saying that nobody, on their death bed, ever said that “I wish I spent more time working”! My hat is off to Aldi!

Mike Walls

East Meredith

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