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Open forum: Appreciate our presidents

Posted: February 22, 2011 - 8:38pm

]The editorial about Martin Luther King Day appeared in the paper on Presidents’ Day and not a word abut Presidents’ Day. Did the Brainerd School District have school on Presidents’ Day? Does this paper know that Presidents’ Day is more than sales or a ski weekend?

This country used to celebrate the birthdays of both President Washington and President Lincoln and decided to change that in 1971 to Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day should be a chance to appreciate the presidents’ and moments of the past. I have faith in our local teachers that they will teach about our past presidents’ in their classrooms.

Gwen Kienholz
Brainerd