I find myself really angry when I read letters to the editor against the jet noise, most recently in the Wednesday, Dec. 13 edition.
Carolyn Kinch, a retired nurse, writes that she knows “…the effects of Growler jet practice exercises on (her) own body and piece of mind, i.e. increased heart rate and blood pressure, along with anxiety and middle ear pain. etc., etc…(she is) in support of efforts to mitigate the direct threat to health and happiness of all creatures that the proposed Growler take-off and landing exercises at OLF present.”
This followed by a letter from a Seattleite (Dale Hart) who writes: “‘Need to say, ‘No new jets. No new flights’” and who enjoys the beauty of Whidbey Island.
Ranting on and on about jet noise on this beautiful island that in essence wrecks his enjoyment of the island.
My response is: there are so many wonderful, beautiful and peaceful places in this country.
The Navy uses this tiny, somewhat remote island to practice exercises necessary to protect all the freedoms and other beautiful places everyone can enjoy.
If you do not like it, move. Let them bounce; the sound of the freedom you enjoy.
Thank you, Ryan Draeger, for your supportive article on the same date in the opinion section.