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Letter: Keep it on Nov. 11

Why is Veterans Day parade being changed to Monday, Nov. 12? What happens to the “11th day, 11th hour”? You want people to come out and show support for the veterans? Why is it being changed to Monday the 12th, a working day?

This year, you have a chance to have more support for the veterans, by having the parade on Sunday. You would have more people in the parade and more support watching it. If it’s being changed because of church, it’s the veterans who have given us our freedom and our freedom to go to church. Are we going to change Christmas when it falls on Sunday?

One of the reasons the Fair parade is so much bigger is because it’s after work for most people. Now, people can’t take the time off. Let’s think about it. If you are going to change it from “11th hour, 11th day, 11th month” — why not have it the second Saturday of November every year?

LES CHADWICK

past state commander

VFW Massachusetts

Shelburne Falls

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