Dale M. Posthumus
– Yes, it makes sense to recognize the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. I would not support an all-encompassing public servants day, but that does not mean they do not desreve recognition. If we have a public servants day, then what about a private sector day? Millions of people are providing our food, building our cars and buildings, taking care of us when we are sick, and supporting the public sector. When would it stop.
– The best way to improve public servant reputation is to do your job, do it well, work to serve the public in an efficient, polite, respectful way. Treat your customers the way you would want to be treated. That applies to both public and private sector employees.
– The question was asked if schools should close. I would prefer they stayed open and devoted a significant part of the day to instruction and discussions on Veterans Day.