The wrong spot for a monument
To the Editor:
Our selectmen have voted to move the little known war memorial from it's somewhat obscure site at the triangle across from Whiting's Pond to the West Tisbury Town Hall. I feel this is such a great idea I have volunteered my time and equipment to make the move.
However, the site they have chosen at the town hall, I feel, is inappropriate, because it is under a large holly tree. I feel it should be placed near the flag that these veterans fought and died for. We have a beautiful flag pole sitting in an area much more suitable for a monument. Also, there is room for additional monuments, or a monument for all the other veterans, since 1945 to present. Also I have heard talk about a fallen firefighters monument.
I am not a vet myself, but I have great respect for those who have fallen and those who have survived.
I am looking for support for this, if you would please write, call, or email the selectman's office .
Thank you for your support.
Richard T. Olsen
West Tisbury Ma.