Thank you, Rama Sobhani, for your excellent commentary in the May 27 edition of the Vincennes Sun-Commercial and participation in the Burkhart Insurance City Wide Clean-up.
In 1979 when I moved my family to Vincennes, we were very aware of the consequences of littering. Discarding trash from a moving vehicle could result in a $100 fine. At that time, Lady Bird Johnson encouraged citizens in her Texas draw to “Keep America Beautiful” and don’t be a litterbug.
Traveling on Hart Street we observed a trash sack being thrown from a private car. A police car was right behind the offenders. My family remarked that they would surely get the $100 fine, etc. From the driver's side of the police car the officer threw out a much larger bag of trash to litter Hart Street. We remarked that obviously we were no longer in Newburgh.
In my opinion, people have no right to discard clutter and litter. It involves common concern for your fellow man to keep our town clean. A litter bag in your vehicle is essential. Children should be taught to keep the environment clean and neat and have respect for the property of others.