This memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served our country in war and peace. The park, originally named Central Park, was renamed in 1986 in honor of those who served in all branches of the armed forces and all conflicts since the Civil War.
In a memo to the city council, the mayor states that there are two decorative outlines of soldiers with guns. Apparently there has been much objection to these two items.
It further states: “There have been many complaints regarding the two large solders with guns being used as decorative elements to this fence. Given that our nation is experiencing an outbreak in gun violence in our schools and our communities, it is easy to see why these elements have caused such concern. There are many other symbols that can be used to celebrate our Veterans that will be embraced by our community. Flags, eagles, and anchors could be used. Modifying the soldiers so that the guns are not there would also be less objectionable.“
There’s a link to the memo here. The item is on the council’s Wednesday agenda.
MyNorthwest.com interviewed the artist. Read his take on this action here. (He believes the mayor has a “personal vendetta” against guns.)
You know what soldiers used in war and conflict? Guns!
If you are easily triggered by such facts that soldiers carry/use guns, maybe you shouldn’t leave your house.
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