Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Monday, June 8, 2015

God help us

I stand in agreement with Judy Coleman’s article on the May 26 opinion page. We as Christians certainly do need to stand up and be counted. There is a business in Centerville, across from the mall, that has a shrine to Buddha up front for all to see. They certainly have the right to worship as they choose. So, shouldn’t we all? God’s name can’t even be spoken in public places anymore except in places of worship. God help us all.

-- Gracie Barfield

Warner Robins

Time ticking away

I am a 45 year resident of Houston County. The past four years in Bibb County. I call Warner Robins home. I’m not trying to paint myself a saint. I am a Vietnam-era veteran.

I’ve had my ups and downs, glory days, hard ways. I brought on the latter. Through it all. I’m from the old school. I was smart as my 10th-grade teacher (we stayed in the same grade three years). At my age now, I look back daily and wonder, “What happened to the good old days?” And “Where do we go from here?”

What am I trying to say/pray? Ain’t got much time left. Except for “only the good die young.” The rest of us have to put up with it. God help us.

-- Chester L. Albert


Still waiting

I’ve been waiting to see how long it’s going to take the city of Warner Robins and the Houston County Board of Education to do something in honor of our local hero, Army Spc. Mark J. Downer.

This young man attended school in Warner Robins and was a graduate of Northside High School. He lost his life serving his country. He did receive a hero’s welcome, but now it’s time for his family to get the reward he deserved. The sad thing about this, it’s going on four years and nothing. So, what’s the holdup?

-- Vernon Smith

Warner Robins