2017-01-18 / Front Page

Letter To The Editor

Honoring Rev. Dr. King

To The Editor:

I was impressed with the editorial lauding Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He indeed was a hero, and indeed cared for all people. I was impressed as a youngster with his march on Washington, with all faiths joining hands. He made it a better world and I only wonder if he were alive what he would be doing, and if this world would be different. He was a man of God and a king in his own right, and if it were not for him, our first African American president would not have been elected. Let us remember and memorialize Dr. King on the 16th of this month, and not use the day to shop and to sleep. His birthday is on January 15th and should be celebrated on that day, not as a three-day weekend. Children must learn about him, and all people should emulate him. He left a legacy and footprints in the sands of time and was a blessing to all. May his memory be a blessing.

I am proud and beam with such happiness at Representatives Meng and Maloney, two outstanding women who are federal legislators in Congress, and I applaud them for all that they are doing. I met both of them many times, especially when I testified before the City Council in 2011 at Borough Hall.

I heard that traffic crashes are down, but pedestrian accidents have risen. Also, the fact that a rail broke on the LIRR between Woodside and the station of Jamaica causing cancellation of service and problems for commuters shows that the railway system must be repaired instead of beautifying parks. Our infrastructure is so important indeed.

Cynthia Groopman

Little Neck


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