Lee Larson (1/26, Letters) is concerned about all the trash left scattered over the Mall in Washington after President Obama’s inauguration last week. I was there and was also offended by the trash as I watched it grow around me.
I was also present down by the Lincoln Memorial on that August day in 1963 when Martin Luther King was telling about his dream. On that occasion, once containers were filled, people neatly stacked their discards right by the can and the Mall remained very neat.
But this time, when I had wrappers to dump, I discovered that all trash cans had been removed from the Mall. I’m sure security dictated their removal because such containers have been used to cache explosive devices, which could have ruined the day.
Donald E. Schomacker