(Ed. Note: The following letter was sent to the PWPL Board and is printed here at the author's request.)

I just finished reading the article in the Port News about the recent meeting regarding holiday decorations and must say "I think by eliminating them, it will only further divide people instead of trying to bring them together, in a time when we all should be pulling together."

Years ago, I attended Great Neck High School and most of the students were Jewish. In fact, when it was a Jewish holiday, there were only three of us left in history class. In the choir, we all learned to sing not only Christmas carols but Jewish songs as well. To this day I still remember Dreidel. Nobody complained and we looked at it as learning and understanding each other's culture.

Instead of trying to be so politically correct, why not make an effort to educate people with as many holiday customs as possible? Don't try and change what people believe in but let us see what others believe in and learn to be more tolerant of each other.

Shirlee Leeolou

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