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I applaud Sharon Nesbit's article in the Friday, Aug. 18, edition of the Outlook.

FILE PHOTO - A local statue. I applaud Sharon Nesbit's article in the Friday, Aug. 18, edition of the Outlook, "Tearing Down Statues Won't Protect Historical Record."

As a person who has volunteered at the Oregon Historical Society for many years and incorporated history in my writings, I understand the value of history. I may not agree with symbols of the confederacy or other issues, but they should not be destroyed.

This is precisely what ISIS is doing in the Middle East, destroying all forms of religion. Even our president has stated that history should not be destroyed, but to learn from it. By doing so, hopefully, we will not make the same mistakes. Good job, Sharon.

George Miller

Gresham

NOTE: Sharon Nesbit's columns are available exclusively in the print edition of The Outlook.

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