Letter to the Editor: About ‘Alex Kirk Day’

Los Alamos

After reading the story about Alex Kirk Day, I have to say his accomplishments are awesome. It’s great to see the local kid do so well. 

However, I don’t recall seeing something about a day for a wounded local soldier. That we would celebrate a basketball player before recognizing a soldier who volunteered for a position that risks more than knee injuries is a systemic illness of the US culture. 

Alex’s accomplishments are noteworthy, and I congratulate him. I certainly don’t blame him. This is simply a symptom of the spotlight-grabbing, reality television watching, celebrity-staring frenzy that has captured the country. 

The priorities of local and federal governments are so focused on searching for celebrity association of any magnitude that core values, morals, and ethics have been left in the dark.