Wally Meyer plays Santa at Stew Leonard’s during the holiday season. He doesn’t need a lot of makeup and prep because he is a Santa lookalike anyway.
But don’t let the jovial demeanor fool you. Deep down he is a man of strong convictions and resolve.
Wally, who serves on the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) with me, says he has come up with his own personal plan to protest any U.S. attack on Iraq.
He’s submitted a letter to the Westport News for publication and asked friends to pass it along. So here it is:
“When the bombs fall on Bagdhad I shall be in mourning.
“As a combat veteran of Korea, I feel my country has lost its way. Once a beacon of hope for the world, we now have become the symbol of reckless power.
“Once we were the leader of nations striving for peace. Now we stand alone. We accept no advice or counsel from others. We are embarking on a pre-emptive war with little support from our longstanding allies.
“They know that pre-emptive wars are addictive. They fear that pre-emptive war will be to our liking and that we shall act that way again and again.
“When the bombing begins I shall be wearing a black armband to show my grief for the path my country has taken. Please join me and show the sorrow that so many of us feel.
Agree or disagree, you’ve got to admire him for taking a stance.