Dear Editor:

So, two SMMUSD members turned their backs to the American flag and took their bony knees to the floor during the Pledge of Allegiance at a recent board meeting. How awesome that must have been! What an uplifting and inspiring example they must be for our Santa Monica and Malibu students for defiling our country!

I am 87 years old and I love my country. There are not many of us left who have gone through the agony of WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and the current war against Middle East terrorism. I revere and respect all of those who died so I can still exist.

The performance of those SMMUSD members, de La Torre and Foster are disgusting, disgraceful and an affront to our students and our country. There are other ways for them to address their specific social issues without condemning our whole nation. But those two members should not worry – we will always remember their names. I suggest that those two members be provided transportation to the country they think is a better place to live than the United States of America. I am certain we can find enough American citizens to help pay for their removal from this ‘ evil ‘ nation.

So much from an old, forever grateful to be American, patriot

-Don Wagner