Letter: If you agree with retired captain’s letter, say ‘ditto’

Editor,

Navy Capt. Larry Salter wrote an eloquent Sound Off in the Sept. 28 issue of the Whidbey News-Times. He summarized my feelings exactly, only I am not able to state them so well. In his final paragraph, he asked that “the (silent) majority need to have their voices heard and help drown out the vocal minority and their activist tactics.”

The problem is that the majority of us have life stuff that gets in the way of taking the time to write in any detail how we feel in support of the Navy. We have jobs, family, children and their activities, bills to pay, chores to do and more.

Some of us, like me, don’t think we write so well and might be embarrassed to have something published.

But what we can all do is, in addition to reading letters like Larry’s and agreeing in silence, we should let the rest of Whidbey know we support the Navy.

Take a few minutes to send a short letter or email to editor@whidbeynewsgroup.com with your name, contact telephone number, reference the article, and give it a big “ditto.”

If you don’t have email, send a letter to the News-Times, P.O. Box 1200, Coupeville WA 98239. Let’s take the time to do that, and show the Navy the support of the silent majority.

Let’s hope the News-Times publishes all the “dittos” they receive.

Marc De Jong

Oak Harbor

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Navy failing to follow through with promises

Editor, Quite a few years ago, during the Environmental Impact Statement 106… Continue reading

Letter: NAS Whidbey has led the way in cleaning up contaminants

Editor, The Jan. 7 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times,… Continue reading

Letter: Donation of feminine products helping women

Editor, In the 10 short months since “I Support The Girls-Whidbey Island”… Continue reading

Letter: ‘Deranged screed’ wrong, Americans are suffering

Editor, You recently published a deranged screed from a local Trumpster. He… Continue reading

Letter: Congress must act to prevent war

Editor, The United States and Iran are poised at the edge of… Continue reading

Letter: We need a centrist candidate

Editor, I’d like to float the idea of purposefully voting for a… Continue reading

Letter: Members of Congress must abide by oath to uphold law

Editor, I was mystified by Timothy Hazelo’s letter to the editor in… Continue reading

Letter: Navy should clean up its mess for the next generation

Editor, There has been a lot of news about the PFAS in… Continue reading

Letter: Influence of the NRA is dominating U.S. politics

Editor, I begin this response by asserting that I agree with most… Continue reading

Letter: So many suffer from Trump Derangment Syndrome

Editor, The “pro-impeachment rally draws crowds,” piece in the Dec. 21 Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: Article falls short of representing hospital

The Whidbey News-Times article of Dec. 17, titled “Hospital ponders adding new… Continue reading

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6,… Continue reading