Column on patriotism was offensive
Some newspapers are wondering why their advertising and readership are declining. Part of the answer was found on page 5A, on July 4. ("Why I'm not patriotic" by M. Rothschild.) I have no respect for anyone printing this kind of hate/blame America garbage.
Goodbye, Herald, you have dug your own grave.
Celebrate Fourth on the actual day
Rock Hill's celebration of our country's Independence Day, which has happened on a day other than the Fourth of July for the last two years is disrespectful, ignorant, uncalled for and a disgrace to all American citizens.
Men and women alike have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. The least the city can do is have its celebration on the actual day, the Fourth of July. This day is not about profit, not having to work, attendance or any other excuse they might have. It's about our Independence and the freedoms that we have as Americans. It's about saying "thank you" to our armed forces for the sacrifices they have made so that we can live in freedom. It's day we should pause, think and remember our soldiers that have served, are serving and those who defend this great nation.
As a citizen of the USA and a veteran, I stand up and say to the city of Rock Hill: You have disgraced all of the men and women who have fault for freedom. I ask that next year we celebrate our Independence on the Fourth of July no matter what day it falls on.
Parking inadequate at fireworks show
We were terribly disappointed in the way the parking situation for the Lake Wylie fireworks show was handled. In years past, there was parking for wherever you wanted to be. Now, there were "No Parking" signs on both sides of the bridge, meaning a walk of nearly a mile if you weren't able to find a "designated spot."
With two small children, this was not feasible on a dark and uneven sidewalk. Needless to say, we went home without being able to enjoy the show.
Cary and Joyce Jackson
Story about dogs brought tears
I read with tears in my eyes the story of the poor German shepherd mother and her puppies. To think anyone could do such a thing is beyond me!
I, too, thank the police department and animal control for trying to help this mother and her babies.
My heart still goes out to the male German shepherd. I wonder why they let them keep him. I worry for him.
The Herald needs to cover stories like this to educate people of these terrible puppy mills.