Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 25, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — Other sites idea draws response

This is in response to the recent “In Your View” letters from the generous lady who wanted the drug treatment center on Carter or Central avenues.

She talks about all the good qualities of the proposed new drug treatment center, but why it is not good for where she lives and gives reasons why it should be located next to all the tenants who live there. She states why it should be located at 8th Street and Central Avenue: Good location, property for sale, and the people who live there will be willing to accept them.

Most of the people who live there are senior citizens who live there for the same reasons: location, convenience and the neighborhood.

I hope this is not insulting to the above mentioned lady, but she should consider others besides herself.

Mildred Selogic, Ashland


Search for real peace never ends

 If December7, 1941, was “a day of infamy,” September 2, 1945, was a day of jubilation. And September 2, 2013 is the 68th anniversary of that day.

With the USS Missouri, a 45,000 ton battleship, anchored in Tokyo Bay, the closest point by sea to the heart of the Japanese empire, General Douglas MacArthur, commander of the Allied Forces in the southwest Pacific, along with Admiral William F.Halsey, Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were aboard the ship to meet a delegation of Japanese officials.  Those officials, acting on behalf of Emperor Hideki Tojo, were to sign a document of unconditional surrender containing one proviso which permitted the Emperor to retain his title.

With the signing of that document that Sunday morning, World War II, after a long and bitter struggle in both Europe and the Pacific, officially ended and General MacArthur became the supreme commander of the Allied Powers with authority over the occupation of Japan. All across this nation people rejoiced, and there were high hopes for peace in the hearts of the citizens of this nation.

But real peace is more than the cessation of hostilities.  Following that historic event, General MacArthur, addressing the world by radio, said, “Basically this (task of building a new world and securing a lasting peace) is a matter between man and God.”  Therefore, it is a long and arduous task in which wrongs are recognized and righted; reparations, where possible, are made; forgiveness is sincerely offered and received; and new and positive relationships are established.

After 68 years have passed, hot spots such as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt remind us that the search for peace is an ongoing and difficult process that involves each generation.

Howard Coop, howardcoop@windstream.net

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