SOUND OFF: July 29, 2012

Published 6:41 pm Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

The City of Washington has spent thousands of dollars to build a picnic shelter and an events stage at Festival Park. Usually, picnic shelters are built so our visitors and residents do not have to eat in the sun or rain. Where are the picnic tables for the picnic shelter? If the picnic shelter is not to be used for picnicking, then why did the city spend the money to build a structure that has no use. The summer is almost over, and our out-of-town visitors and our residents still do not have the use of this facility for picnicking.

On July 27, 1953, the three-year-long Korean police action, as it was officially called, came to an end. It is often referred to as The Forgotten War. However, there are still some Americans who remember the high cost of our freedom. To those who served in Korea, we thank you. Your sacrifices have not been forgotten.

Another Saturday morning with all these runners all over the roads. These roads were meant for automobiles. These runners need to go to the track at the high school.

The comment that everyone makes mistakes regarding the sexual abuse at Penn State: let me tell you something. Apparently, that person has never had a loved one or a child be sexually abused. If someone had knowledge about this or did it, believe you me, that is not just a mistake. It is a sad situation. It’s sad for the families or the people involved who did it. It is not just a mistake to the person it happened to.

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