To the editor: I was extremely proud to see the local support honoring our veterans this year during the Veterans Day celebrations at the Morris Area High School. I salute and thank our veterans for their service to the country and what they have sacrificed for our freedoms. I also salute staff and students of UMN and the Morris Area High School for their programs honoring our veterans.
MORRIS — Today I salute the soil and hope you will too. During the International Year of Soils, and on Earth Day 2015, we have lots to celebrate along with the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and other organizations worldwide. The objective is to shine a global spotlight on the vital role of our diverse soils, and on the task of safeguarding them and returning them to good health. Soils are the fundamental foundation of our food security, thus, they must be respected and protected.
Morris residents and the surrounding community are very fortunate to have several unique amenities and experience different cultures such as the Ragamala Dance group as part of the UMM Fine Arts series entitled Sacred Earth. On Friday, Jan. 23, the beautiful dancers in their colorful costumes and the talented musicians put on a flowing demonstration of their respect for Earth. While the reference to the Sacred Earth in the performance was very subtle, the description in the program handout was more enlightening and informative to a soil scientist.