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Letter: Nothing illustrates our nations divide like Arlington Cemetery
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In the middle of your editorial of Sept. 27, titled, “A nation of ‘us vs. them,’” you ask, “Where are the leaders willing to put national and world interests ahead of political expediency with long-term solutions rather than short-term gain? Sadly, most of them lie in Arlington National Cemetery or other burial grounds under monuments that bear testimony to the ideas they left behind.”

Wasn’t the creation of Arlington National Cemetery in Robert E. Lee’s front yard the ultimate national monument to what happens when our national anger grows ever harsher and few seek common ground that you bemoan?

Robert D. Webb
Gainesville

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