To the Advertiser-Gleam:

The Albertville Courthouse belongs to the people of Marshall County, Alabama.

It is not a federal courthouse, nor a state courthouse, and I don't believe anyone from Mobile, Alabama, Washington D.C, or anywhere else has any business trying to tell us what kind of memorial to display. We will display a bust of MLK or anything else we want if a majority of the people in Marshall County so desire.

These out of town folks are part of the "cancel culture" that make a living going around trying to incite folks and stir the emotions of otherwise peaceful, "mind your business" type people. It is all a part of the change that is going on in our country that may well be the downfall of a once great nation that loved its history and culture. It is caused by wealthy, misguided, power hungry people.

We can overcome this movement by sticking together, quit folding up lake a cheap suitcase at every controversy that comes along, and stand up for the principles we are known for: God, family and the love of country.

Tell those that have no clue what it means to memorialize our fallen service people, regardless of what war they were in or what color they were, to go back and contribute to their respective communities in order to lift up anyone left behind in the quest for peace and prosperity.

This writer, a family of 7 boys and one girl, of which 6 boys served in the military, is grateful to live here and does not want to see it fall.

Joel Kennamer

Guntersville, Ala.

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