To The Daily Sun,
In the Tuesday, Oct. 5, issue of The Sun is a letter apparently addressing a private grievance between Carolyn Pillsbury and the Mayhew crematorium next door to the Motorcycle Museum. She points out that she feels that Griggs-Wyatt Post 33 is siding with Mayhew's and is "is just one of the examples of American politics." But the American Legion National Constitution contains this information:
"§ 21706. Political activities: The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office."
She mentions that she is a "76-year-old retired nurse who worked 15 years at the New Hampshire Veterans Home." I find it difficult to understand what this has to do with Post 33 burning unserviceable American flags, as it is mandated to do. It is a noble calling to work "all shifts and long hours providing care to New Hampshire veterans" at the Veteran's Home, as she stated. But I still have no idea what this has to do with her private grievance with a crematorium.
Perhaps she should address her complaint to the families of the deceased who are cremated at Mayhew's, or to the families of all American Legion veterans who have died defending a piece of cloth.
All that Post 33 is attempting to do, is to retire those unserviceable American flags that have been left with us, in a dignified manner, according to our mandate.
If Ms Pillsbury objects to Post 33 utilizing the Mayhew crematorium, then perhaps she would volunteer to let Post 33 burn hundreds of our country's flags on her front lawn.
Elliot Finn, Judge Advocate
Griggs-Wyatt Post 33
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