Letter: What message is foul language on merchandise sending to our young people?
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To the editor:
I am a long-time resident of the area who comes back to visit each summer. I had a free afternoon and decided to browse the downtown Alexandria stores, something I didn't get to do last summer. The town was busy with groups of ladies, maybe a girls' day out and families, maybe on vacation.
I came home with a couple bags and a sinking feeling about our society and future. I was disappointed to see the T-shirts, clothing, cups, towels and trivia with foul pictures, language and sayings on them. One store had kitchen towels covered with a parental guidance about what is on the towel underneath. It was a four-letter word.
What message is this sending to our young people? Parents trying to raise their kids to be respectful need help from us, the village, to be good examples. Whether you know it or not, our future is watching and listening to what we do. For every action, there is a reaction. Make it positive.