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Letter: Are we losing a legacy?

What do Presidents Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln have in common? Starting next year, no children from Willmar will attend school in buildings named after them.

As we raise a new generation of Americans, we leave behind the names of these leaders of freedom, democracy, and unity. Instead we have a school named for one of the Roosevelts. I'm not sure which one either.

Maybe we should rename the surviving school to teach our children about the birth pangs of democracy.

Charles Oakes, Willmar