Biden’s trip to Alaska on 9/11 and more: letters

Joe’s 9/11 snub

Recently, the White House said that after his trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, the president would travel to Alaska on September 10 to mark the somber occasion of September 11, where he would meet with Vietnamese leaders (“Give us one ,Break'”). September 4th).

It will be the first time a president will not attend one of the commemorations held annually in New York City, Pennsylvania, Virginia or at the White House.
September 11th was one of the worst events in our country’s history.

The decision to forego the traditional commemoration at the attack sites or at the White House raises concerns about the administration’s priorities.

On this Memorial Day, remembering the heroes and victims of September 11th must be the top priority.

Many Americans find it disheartening that the focus appears to have shifted from honoring the memory of those who died and that awareness of 9/11 is declining.

It was a terrorist attack against our country and everyone should remember it, take all precautions, be vigilant and hope that something like this never happens again.

Lou Walker

Cape Coral, Florida.

Tree tragedy
“Green Thumb” touched me deeply as an East Village resident (Chadwick Moore, PostScript, September 4).
The beautiful East River Park will be destroyed. Thousands of 75-year-old trees have already been brutally cut down as part of a city council decision in the name of flood protection.

After many public hearings, a plan was approved to build an eight-foot wall between the park and FDR Drive.

A few months later, a new plan (costing three times the original price) was quickly put into action, which included cementing all grass and flower areas and felling all trees.

There was a huge neighborhood outcry while the city denied that there was an “original” plan.

Residents had to submit a freedom of information request to prove that there was indeed an original plan.

Unfortunately too late.

So much for the Million Trees NYC program.

It will take more than 75 years to completely replace our park and these magnificent trees.

Carol Puttre Czyz

East Village

Mask madness
Don’t look now, but the crazy liberals who hold positions of authority are starting to mask up again, appropriate for the 2024 election year (“Use this mask to gag Fauci,” Miranda Devine, September 7).

These people really lost whatever sense they had left after Donald Trump was elected president.

They will say, “You must wear a mask indoors and around others.”

And then they will say: “If you want to be part of normal, everyday society, you have to get the fifth, sixth or seventh vaccination.”

Forget the absolute fact that none of these so-called precautions will help protect you from contracting COVID.

It doesn’t matter to them because their true motives have nothing to do with COVID and everything to do with manipulating the upcoming elections.

Rick Cabrera


No drugs around children
The pediatrician Dr. Candice Foy claims children are being forced to use recreational drugs by their parents: “It’s often a mistake of good parents” (“NY Kids’ Gummy Scares,” Sept. 4).

Sorry no.

Leaving dangerous or deadly recreational drugs or other medications in a place accessible to children constitutes child endangerment.

They’re not good parents.

Forget the drugs, buy a clue.

Brian Finn

Stamford, Connecticut

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DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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