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Letters and comments for July 22, 2011

Letters and comments for July 22, 2011

No family members present


To the Editor:

Regarding the dedication of the Cove Veterans Memorial, I felt the VFW did a very good job with the dedication ceremony. I was there.

For several years, I have been preparing an album covering these veterans with pictures and information on almost all of them. This album is in the Cove Library history room.

When I heard this monument was to be moved, I suggested the family members of these men be advised.

I was told the VFW was involved then told they didn’t have anything to do with it.

When I heard the stone was definitely being moved to the present site, since I had worked for the city for several years, I knew the property belonged to the city.

With a friend, we went to the city office and through the recorder informed them we had names, addresses and phone numbers for almost all families of the listed men. The recorder called the mayor telling him we wanted to talk to him. He refused to talk to us. Said he “would handle it.”

I decided I had done all I could to have the family members informed.

I feel both the mayor and the VFW should share some of the blame for not doing a better job of informing the families and the local people when the dedication ceremony was planned.

I am really sorry there was such a fuss over the veterans monument and dedication.

As far as I can tell, there was not one family member of these veterans present, which I thought was very sad.

Alice Alexander

Cove

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