Although we honored our military on Veterans Day (“Veterans Day Events Honor Jewish Service Men, Women,” Nov. 10) with wonderful programs, I was appalled at the event I attended by the use of non-disposable materials such as Styrofoam cups and plastic bags. You don’t have to believe in global warming to acknowledge that the use of these materials is completely unacceptable for our environment.
We send our young men and women into harm’s way to protect our country and then bring them home to an increasingly unhealthy world. We need to think not only of our military, but also of the future of our next generation and the following generations and protect the only earth we will ever have.
Many countries and several of our states have adopted healthy recycling rules and eliminated nongreen, nonbiodegradable materials. Our federal government should set an example by using green materials in military bases and posts throughout the U.S. and world.