I read with dismay the article in Saturday’s Skagit Valley Herald about the “shock” and “anger” over the Sedro-Woolley museum’s “insensitivity” to the “racism” represented by its exhibit, a photo and article featuring the KKK in the 1920s.

It is just history and nothing else, get over it. These reactions are just more of the “politically correct,” liberal and myopic responses to history that many people today display, similar to removing Confederate flags from public display, tearing down Civil War monuments and disparaging former founders on our great nation for their ownership of slaves.

One of my favorite quotes about history is “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (George Santayana, 19th century philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist). There are many similar quotes by others that echo the same philosophy. Study the past, learn from it but don’t rewrite it or erase it from our shared memory.

Steve Sanchez

Mount Vernon

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