I am writing to express my support for the 25 young men from the Marysville Football Team recently criticized on Facebook. They were chastised and ridiculed for being good citizens, expressing support for country, state, military and area first responders.
Nothing they did was political and they should need no one’s approval for expressing their appreciation, gratitude and patriotism.
These boys should be applauded rather than targets of ridicule.
My wife and I grew up and graduated from MHS in 1964. Over the years we lived in eight different state and my job required extensive travel abroad. When we retired in 2012, we felt the pull from home and our memories of Union County. We are proud alumni of MHS and happy residents of Union County.
I can only assume those who show such disdain for the country and local area have never lived anywhere else. A basis of comparison would quickly show the what a special place they live in.
I am sick and tired of political correctness, the cancel culture and claims of racism for a different view or opinion. Some people will always see a glass half empty rather than a glass half full. My wife and I encourage our fellow citizens to stand up and do the right thing.
It’s time to do what’s best for the community and country and political correctness be damned. Remember, you can’t please everyone.
Above all else, vote. It is a much better way to affect change than burning, looting, destroying private property and assaulting law enforcement.
To the 25 young men I say simply “Go Monarchs.” Please don’t let others rob you of your passion and enthusiasm.
My letter is in support of the 2021 Marysville High School football team and their picture that was in the paper last Friday.
I am a graduate of MHS and was an Air Force wife for over 26 years. I have had ties to the high school for many years and have always been very proud to call myself an MHS graduate.
I believe these young men should be commended and not ridiculed for honoring their loved ones and showing their support for their country and first responders. It is very sad, that at this time in our country, people could not see what was in the hearts of these young men.
After our years in the Air Force and living in many different places, we always knew we would come “home.” I would pray that people from small town USA would not be so quick to criticize and judge others.
In my mind, these boys did absolutely nothing wrong.
I love my country and to see what is happening to it now is a travesty. Please try to be understanding and thank these young men for supporting their loved ones.
Sharon Widner Emrick