Wednesday letters: Let’s rebuild U.S., keep it clean

February 19, 2014 

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KRT

In November, my husband, daughter-in-law and I visited my son, who is stationed in Seoul, South Korea.

My husband is a Korean War veteran. The last time he saw Seoul, he was helping to blow up or burn down everything the Chinese could use. This time, George had all his Korean insignia on his cap and jacket. Everywhere we went, many Koreans thanked him for his service in saving their country.

Seoul is New York without the trash and homeless people. Most of the vehicles, machinery and appliances we saw there were made in Korea. Someone is always cleaning the streets, the airport and even the parking garage where our son resides.

If the Koreans can rebuild their country, why can’t we put our people to work rebuilding ours and keeping it clean? And why is it so hard to find anything that says “Made in America”?

Mary E. Johnson

Columbia

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