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Short Memory

May 31, 1985

I am writing to you in regard to the article (Editorial Pages, May 10), "For Jews, the Pain of Bitburg Will Heal, but Not the Scar."

This article hit very close to home. I, too, was one of those people who said "Forget Bitburg." All I noticed was the publicity that the media was giving President Reagan's visit. I never really listened to what was said or bothered to try and understand the implications.

When I read the article it made me very sad and angry that we could be so insensitive and uncaring toward our Jewish brothers and sisters that we could so easily dismiss what happened only 40 short years ago.

I, for one, am very ashamed, and I apologize for my short memory. I am also thankful for the reminder, for it is only by remembering the horrible events of the past that we can prevent such things from happening again in the future.

BARBARA BUTLER

Ontario

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