To the Editor:

We need to love and nurture our youth, and have them constantly strive for education.

This will accomplish more.

In remembrance of John Pettibone, past superintendent of New Milford schools, who passed in 1944, who gave his time and effort in achieving that our children would have their finest education.

It is sad the school -- John Pettibone School -- will be closing at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

I would like to see his name on a road sign "John Pettibone Boulevard," instead of Pickett District Road, in remembrance of him.

Fran Smith

New Milford