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SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009

March to your own drummer

In response to “Parade treatment flawed” (Letters, June 26), I have three things to say to Lesley:

1. You and your kids should be proud of their achievements. Just because the Junior Lilac Parade wasn’t covered to your satisfaction, you shouldn’t discourage children from working hard and enjoying the event. Teach them to be grateful for what they have. Many kids do not have such opportunities and your family is blessed.

2. The Pride Parade is an event to celebrate people and diversity in our community. It does bring awareness to their “struggle for rights, acceptance, yadda-yadda-yadda,” as you so eloquently put it. However, a comparison between these events is apples to oranges.

I am ashamed you teach your kids that they are more important or deserving than others. We are all Americans. Instead, try tolerance and diversity lessons so they grow up happy to be who they are and contribute positively to society instead of creating more walls and hate.

3. Didn’t your parents ever tell you “life isn’t fair”? Mine did, and unfortunately, it’s true. So get over yourself and your kids, quit whining, and start practicing for next year’s Junior Lilac Parade.

Chelsea King


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