Letters: He's heard of Good Friday, but not Spring Holiday


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Originally Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 2:43 pm
Last Updated: April 02, 2013, 3:03 pm
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I was at the Moline Public Library and noticed a sign on the door stating that the library would be closed on March 29 to celebrate The Spring Holiday.

Having not heard of this holiday, when I returned home I looked at two calendars. One was from The Disabled American Veterans and the other from the USO. Neither had a "Spring Holiday" but listed March 29 as Good Friday.
I did recognize Good Friday. It's a sad commentary that Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, etc., can no longer be referred to for the sake of PC (political correctness).

MPL is an excellent library with a super staff, it's unfortunate that whoever made the decision taints the library.

Bill Gabbard,
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