I start this letter with I’m offended. Today it seems that it is all right to offend the majority to protect the minority. The American Legion family and The Monadnock Lions club sponsor our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and we make posters to put in the schools of Marlborough and Harrisville.

Friday, I received a call from the SAU office that we were not allowed to put flyers in the school unless we remove the word Christmas and change it to Holiday. For years we have had a Christmas tree lighting and now it’s supposed to be a Holiday Tree lighting?

As commander of the American Legion it offends me. On Veterans Day, I spoke of the freedoms we have and the veterans who have not only served their country but have given their lives for what we have today: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These are solid foundation stones upon which a great nation is built.

It seems to me that our new superintendent, Rob Malay, doesn’t understand this. I can’t believe the SAU board approved this.

I respect all rights; always have. But, do not take away our rights because you may offend someone else.

Merry Christmas to all.

John F. Fletcher

Commander, Post #24

644 Old Dublin Road


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