Letter: Reserve some love for fellow man

Islam puts a lot of emphasis on the love between a husband and a wife. They are supposed to be best friends who not only help support each other become better people but also cover the faults of one another.

In fact, the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated: “The best among you are those who are best to their wives.”

As a result, instead of spending one day out of the year caring deeply for our spouses, we should strive every day to be good and fair partners.

A lot of money will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day traditions. If we can spend even a fraction of that money to help our fellow man, wouldn’t that serve as an exemplar of love and compassion for others to follow?

I pray that this can bear fruit one day.

Samar Ahmad


Let‘s save a few

bucks on parade

I agree with the Thursday letter “US already has fine military parade” from Neal Snyder. Going to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island in South Carolina to see the proud recruits and proud parents watch their sons and daughters in their graduation parade is very moving. However, it would cost thousands of dollars for President Donald Trump to fly down on the “company jet.”

My suggestion is to take the “company limo” for about $10 in gas to see the Marine Corps Sunset Parade, about 15 minutes from the White House. The president should take tissues, because if people are looking his way, he wouldn’t want them to see the tears rolling down his face.

This is a another very moving display of our fighting men and women.

Semper fidelis.

Neil Elmer


U.S. Marine Corp Forces Reserve


Honor Flight Columbus 2016




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