TO THE EDITOR: The entire family of Larry A. Woodward would like to sincerely thank all our family, friends who have helped make this very difficult time a little easier for us, including all the food, flowers, monetary gifts, Mass cards and your time.
Condolences made personally and by telephone or your assistance of celebrating Larry’s life at the memorial Mass made all a very memorial experience for all.
The outpouring of love and support and acts of selfishness, such as what we experienced throughout this time, shows what a truly loving community we live in.
We welcome all to the burial of the ashes at the Church of the Assumption in Redford at 11 a.m. July 28, with Monsignor Lawrence Deno officiating and the American Legion with a 21-gun salute.
Also, thank you for money sent to Saranac Rescue Squad either through family or directly.
DIANNE M. WOOD
TO THE EDITOR: In regard to your Newsmakers article on July 17, it’s good to hear what is going on at Plattsburgh State.
I do not think the faculty and administration realize how little we, the non-academic community, know or possibly understand what it takes to provide a quality university education and what the faculty has done in the way of background, experience and accomplishments over the years.
The well-known Dr. LaMariana comes to mind since we knew more about him due to his performances in various musical groups over the years and his outgoing personality.
I was impressed by the broad international experiences of Dr. Linda Luck. This provides students with an international viewpoint, which today is a must. I have had some international experience, and it has proven invaluable in understanding what is going on in other places that relates to our situations; you come to realize that folks in other countries have the same problems, expectations and goals as us. Ultimately, you realize we have 90 percent in common and 10 percent differences in opinions and approaches.
We need to be open and understanding of the rest of the world, and young students need to be steeped in an international viewpoint. Sometimes other countries teach us a better way and sometimes how not to do it.
But, in each instance, we have learned a valuable lesson, and we do not once again succumb to Churchill’s comment that you can always rely on Americans doing the right thing after they have tried everything else.