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Letter: Holiday greetings are all a wish for peace

A Christian worshipper prays after lighting a candle

A Christian worshipper prays after lighting a candle on Christmas Eve at the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Photo Credit: AP

While I agree with a fellow reader that “happy holidays” is a respectful greeting [Letters, Dec. 22), I do not find it offensive to wish anyone a merry Christmas. As a Christian, I would like to have the freedom to wish anyone I meet a merry Christmas, and they in turn can wish me a happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, or whatever. The greetings may be different, but the message is the same: I wish you well and much peace this holiday season.

Lou Desiderio, South Huntington

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