A toothless resolution on guns

To the editor:

Seems like many Southside Virginia counties are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuary counties. These proclamations have no legal basis whatsoever.

Populations in these areas are expected to continue to decline in the future. Meanwhile, the ring of counties around Washington, D.C., continue to grow in population. Loudoun County, for example, builds a new high school about every five years or so. Couple that with the Richmond area and the Norfolk area which are also growing. You get the picture why Virginia is becoming bluer each year even though most of Virginia is still red in land area.

I’m thinking maybe a better plan needs to be developed than having lots of good ol’ boys packing our Board of Supervisors meetings demanding their rights to keep and bear arms. Maybe I’m wrong on this one, but I think this plan will go nowhere and fast. Just my opinion.

SHIRLEY ORRELL

Gretna

What a fitting tribute

To the editor:

Monday evening’s presentation by The U. S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus delivered dramatic moments in the celebration for our area veterans.

What a show! The best estimate of attendance was between 975 and 1,000 people. The veteran count was high and one 94-year-old World War II veteran in attendance was acknowledged. Our thanks to each for their service!

The Danville Symphony (DSO) was so fortunate to have been contacted by the field band early in their scheduling process for this fall. In fact, we were offered one of the last dates on the tour — and Veteran’s Day was an option — and of course, we grabbed that date.

As has been said, “it takes a village to raise a child.” With a program like this it takes the support of this community to present a program of this magnitude. Our sincere thanks go to the Danville Pubic Schools, Danville Parks and Recreation, the Register & Bee, Piedmont Printing and Graphics, WBTM/WAKG and playing members and support staff of DSO for their support. Without all the components coming together it could not have happened. Kudos to all!

DESIRÉE SHAFFER

President

Danville Symphony Orchestra

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