Wolf­pack name isn’t a good fit

The Citizens' Voice - - EDITORIAL -

Ed­i­tor: I am won­der­ing if any­one thought the name of the new Wilkes-barre Area sports teams through.

Per­haps the name “Wolf­pack” does im­ply a cer­tain level of co­op­er­a­tion among for­mer ad­ver­saries.

How­ever, the first place my thoughts went was to the name given to the groups of prowl­ing Nazi U-boats (sub­marines, for those who are un­fa­mil­iar with the term) which dec­i­mated Al­lied ship­ping in the At­lantic dur­ing World War II. The name evokes much loss of life and de­struc­tion in that con­text, and is some­what dis­re­spect­ful to our Navy and Mer­chant Marine veter­ans from that era. I will not be able to sup­port any team un­der that name.

Nazis have no place, real or im­plied, in any mod­ern Amer­i­can school sports set­ting. Abby Aris­teo Dal­las

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