Reader's View: City of Duluth did more than dishonor veterans

The city also insulted all veterans.

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I agreed with Duluth Honor Guard Capt. John Marshall's March 4 “ Local View ” column in the News Tribune, “City of Duluth dishonors veterans, honored war dead with fee hike.” Absolutely I agreed!

I'd be interested to know the amounts paid by the city for other parades and events that close off Superior Street and other city streets, like the Christmas City of the North Parade and Grandma’s Marathon.

As Marshall pointed out, the city of Duluth, with its decision regarding the Memorial Day parade, dishonored veterans. The city also insulted all veterans.

Rilla Opelt



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