Feels Memorial Day is not the time for campaigning

To the Editor:

As a child, I was taught the true meaning of Memorial Day -- respect, and that there is a time and place for everything.

Soliciting for political gain during Memorial Day observations is neither the time nor the place for such actions and is extremely disrespectful.

The Memorial Day observations are a field of honor for those who have sacrificed so much for this country.

As a veteran who served more than two thirds of his life to support and defend the constitution of these United States, I was never so insulted by the disrespect shown by Gale Alexander and his actions on Memorial Day.

Even though there is no law restricting where to or when to seek political gain, there is a time and place for it.

Even when returning from deployment in the early 1970s, I was never so insulted by such a matter.

For those who provided political support, I request you reflect upon your actions, take the time and teach the younger generation the true meaning of Memorial Day -- to honor those who have sacrificed so much to support and defend the constitution.

Michael E. Erickson

New Milford