Proud of U.S. Olympic diversity

Published 3:33 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dear Editor,

The Winter Olympics validates the things I was taught about our country since I was a young child. We are a melting pot and a country of immigrants or descendants of immigrants.

In a poem inscribed on a tablet in the pedestal of “Lady Liberty” there is a passage which expresses these sentiments best: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Email newsletter signup

The diversity of ethnicity represented by our Olympic athletes makes me very proud.

Rene Payne