Letters to the Editor

Not racism

I take offense to Monica Harvey ‘s June 12 letter, Memorial Weekend, who says there is veiled racism in Miami Beach’s reluctance to continue the current Memorial Day celebration.

Has she ever participated in any beach cleanups after these kinds of events? We have Spring Break, Floatopia and then Memorial Day Weekend.

I have participated in beach cleanups, and it is disgraceful to see how disrespectful these visitors are to our beautiful beaches. She lives in quiet, pristine Miami Shores and has no idea of the destruction these visitors leave behind.

Memorial Day Weekend celebrations should pay homage to all the brave men and women who have given life and limb to protect our freedoms. It isn’t a matter of race.

Lucille Acocella,

Miami Beach