Response is right and just
By Vicki O'Brien
February 08, 2006
Mr. Hamilton, the reason people are going to such lengths to
honor "this man" is because HE DIED!!! He died in
an effort to spare the lives of the people of our community.
People he did not know. But people who, due to his training
and profession, he likely believed did not deserve to die in
a horrific fire ball as would have ensued should that plane have
gone down anywhere other than where it did. Does this really
need to be spelled out for you?
The Mestas family suffered
a definite loss, that is for sure. But they're all alive and
able to hug one another and kiss their children. Shame on you,
Mr. Hamilton, for thinking this community is doing "too
much." Ketchikan's response, that from the community and
our community leaders, is right and just. Should a similar end
come to "one of our own citizens," I do not doubt that
our community and its leaders would react in the exact way.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Vicki O'Brien is a resident
of this town By Andrew Hamilton - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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