Letters to the Editor

Standing in support with students against school violence

To the editor:

In support of high school students across the nation witnessing to put an end to massacres in our schools, we will meet with others at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, for 17 minutes — one minute for each life lost in the most recent home-grown slaughter.

The venue for this support witness will be across from the Unitarian Church near Houlton’s Peace Pole (which calls for peace in our homes, communities, and the world). All of like mind are welcome to join us.  Black armbands are appropriate.

We are not encouraging or discouraging local students to walk out of schools that day, but many young people in Maine and across the country have stated that they are moved to do so. We stand in sympathy with these students and all who have lost family and friends.

On Saturday, March 24, (the day students have designated to come out on the streets with their supporters), we will again convene at the same location. The time of this witness is noon-12:30 p.m.,  in solidarity with those who say, “never again.”

Harrison and Marilyn Roper


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