August 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM
Patriots take over for Blue Angels
Blue Angels can’t be replaced
While watching the Patriots Jet Team perform this weekend, I thought of the lyrics to a song by Sting: “You could say I’d lost my belief in our politicians. They all seemed like game show hosts to me.” [“Patriots paint the sky,” page one, Aug. 3.]
While the Patriots did a fine job, they are not the Blue Angels. It is sad that there are political games being played. The Blue Angels’ operating budget is tiny in comparison to entire Navy budget.
The Blue Angels have international recognition for their dedication and loyalty to America. Every member of the Blue Angels team is a representative of the fighting men and women of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Watching them perform made me proud to be an American.
Alan Basile, Lynnwood
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