The Nativity Scene and all the music provided by various churches and groups on Marietta Square Thursday, Friday, and Saturday was heartwarming, uplifting and so appropriate for the Christmas season. The tireless efforts of Doris Fowler and the Marietta Council are to be congratulated.
It has been many years since we have enjoyed the Nativity Scene on the Square in Marietta, and it is a welcome return. Many of us who have lived in Marietta for several years remember the decorations of characters appropriate for the season as well as the Nativity. It was always an event to be enjoyed by the entire family.
Anyone driving by or observing the Square can attest to the popularity of the recent music and Nativity Scene. At anyone time there were more than three hundred people, and at times even more, enjoying the Christmas Carols, bell ringers and other musical talent from the area eager to help us experience the joy of this special holiday.
Many in our area are Jewish. Our country was founded on Christian-Judeo beliefs. For this reason, it would also be appropriate next year to place a Menorah or some recognition of Hanukkah on the Square since this Jewish holiday nearly coincides with our Christmas.
Regarding atheists and other non believers, worship or believe as you will, but those or us who are Christians and Jews should be able to observe publicly our holidays since. as in elections, and other voting occasions, the majority rules, and we are thankfully still in the majority. These events should not be considered as unlawful requiring legal action by any group or groups.
We look forward to this experience again next year for more than the three days of the event this year.