Re: ‘Hummer had no place in Portage Lake parade’

15 years ago

To the editor:
    I am writing a response to you about the article that was placed in the Star-Herald on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Personally I do not agree with the writer’s opinion. 

     I have spoken with Rena M. Belanger, the parade director, about this article, and she completely agrees, as I, about the Hummer. A Hummer is a symbol of American pride and freedom, as most of the vehicles driven in WWII, and in all other wars after that were Hummers.
    On July 11, 2009 it was quite a day, especially for the volunteers who put the events together. In your letter Nathan White praised all of the volunteers who made the centennial week possible. But, in all actuality, his complaints were aimed toward them. They, as well as I and other residents of Portage Lake, are offended by his remarks. If he does not like the contents of our parade or the people heading it up, please don’t attend it.
    I, as well as other kids, enjoyed the Portage Lake Centennial Parade. A parade should have things in it that we do not see very often. A great example of things we do not see very often is a Hummer. When you think about it, a Hummer is better than driving a Toyota or other foreign cars, because it is made in the U.S.A.
    I hope that my letter has been educational and has stated our opinion about Mr. White’s thoughts.     

Dylan P. Cyr-Cormier
Portage Lake