Carol policy is 'chilling'

It was very satisfying to read The Augusta Chronicle’s editorial comments concerning the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s refusal to allow a group of young people to sing religious Christmas carols to the patients (“Policy hits a sour note,” Dec. 27). The decision to tell these young people they could sing songs only from a government-approved list is a chilling, Orwellian scenario!

I seriously doubt any of the patients would have objected to listening to a group of young people sing Christmas carols. If any did object, they could simply stay in their rooms and close their doors until the musical program was finished.

The person or people who made this cruel, hateful decision should never be allowed to serve in a position of authority in an institution that serves the physical, mental and emotional needs of our veterans.

Sandra Herrick

Aiken, S.C.

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