In response to ("Crosswalk painting project to honor local veterans," The Daily News, Oct. 4): I find the idea of allowing people to walk on the emblems of our Armed Services and the names of those who have served isn't honoring us at all.
As a Marine veteran of Vietnam, I welcome actions that offer appreciation for our service, but wonder if the symbolic meaning of this was considered.
We Marines place a great deal of respect for our Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem, as I'm sure the other services do for theirs.
The image of someone stepping on it, however innocently, sends chills up my spine, and the same for a person stepping off the curb and onto the name of one of my fellow Marines who has died seems dishonorable to me.
I hope the folks who want to honor us next year consider some way to do so that doesn't include the possibility of someone spitting on our service.