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Letter: Lee-Jackson’s legacy

Editor, Gazette Journal:

Its original structure destroyed: its name may be changed. Yet the factually based education, truths and life lessons learned from its outstanding, dedicated teachers will endure. They exemplified how a civilized people should live. We were taught respect for all, regardless of race, color or creed. This respect extends to the property and beliefs of others.

Studying the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, we acknowledged responsibilities and duties required of citizens in the greatest nation on earth. We comprehended “the Pursuit of Happiness” is working hard to achieve goals not just dreaming about or being entitled to them. We stood proudly for the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. We rendered respect to law enforcement and held in esteem persons elected for the common good. We understood all lives matter.

“The interest of all are inseparably connected … the great duty of life is … the promotion of the happiness and welfare of...

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