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Letter: Heroism demands no pay

Jackson Spivey’s Letter to the Editor (April 18) implies that there is a relationship between public union pay and “heroism.” This opinion discounts the actions of volunteers and ordinary citizens in any given tragedy. Are they not heroes? They are doing it for free too, making no demands on the public for compensation.

If one is going to point to “public service,”’ I would suggest we give the title of hero to those who demand no pay for their “service.”

— William Griffin

Anchorage