Iwo Jima memorial plans scrapped in Sarasota

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2 comments:

  • Berniemullen66 posted at 11:04 pm on Tue, Jul 2, 2013.

    Berniemullen66 Posts: 3

    How sad to let an opportunity like this slip away. That Statue represents a very special generation that made huge untold sacrifices for our Great Country and a generation that suffered losses like we could never imagine. It's a shame to see that politics in this small town are so small minded. You should go find a WW2 vet and go explain to him why you didn't want their American Icon displayed here in Sarasota. Shame on you for being so self centered. If it wasn't for all of those who fought and died for this Country we might have been ended up speaking Japanese and German. No words for the disgust I am feeling.

     
  • greyfel posted at 6:19 pm on Tue, Jul 2, 2013.

    greyfel Posts: 8

    Why don't they sidestep the city commissioners entirely and continue with their plans to purchase the statue? They could put it in the National Cemetary, really a more appropriate place anyway.

     

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