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Letter: Councilman should stand for Pledge

Cameron Hunt, 7, of Harlem gets City Councilman

Cameron Hunt, 7, of Harlem gets City Councilman Jumaane Williams to sign a petition to rename a street after Eric Garner at a rally in Brooklyn on July 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

When New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, the message he sent to his constituents was to insult his flag and his country [“NYC councilman sits while Pledge is being recited,” News, Sept. 15].

He certainly does not serve as a positive role model to the younger generation in his community. It’s his right, but as a public official, he acted most inappropriately and is a disgrace to his office.

Pat King, Merrick

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