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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

On May 22, the U.S. Postal Service honored the late Harvey Milk with his image on a “forever” postage stamp. Mr. Milk's notoriety revolves around him being the first openly gay politician — a city councilman in San Francisco.

Honoring someone because of his sexual orientation is just as ridiculous as not honoring him because of his sexual orientation. It should be a nonissue.

Maybe we should reserve places of honor for true American heroes. Maybe postage stamps should be adorned with images of recipients of the Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Navy Cross and other such honors.

These are the people to whom we owe unmeasurable debt. These are the people who deserve to be immortalized in our places of honor.

Bernard Neuwirth


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