Learning from the Pig War | Letter

It breaks my heart to see San Juan Island being ripped apart over this Pledge of Allegiance issue at the Mullis Center. The letters, from good people on both sides, all seem to be saying the same thing: I’m right and you’re wrong. My suggestion is that all parties watch the short “Pig War” movie, shown continuously at both American and English camps. Maybe the Pledge issue could be sent to off-island arbitration? It might take a while to reach a solution, but in the meantime why not do what the soldiers did during those lonely years: have foot races, dances and certainly a Thanksgiving dinner.

Mike Buettell

San Juan Island