Restored war memorial deserves to stand tall
I AM a recent arrival to the Claremont community and was greatly distressed to see the article in last week’s edition regarding the proposal to relocate the 93-year-old war memorial from a place of honour to one of obscurity.
That memorial is a testament to the men and women who gave their lives so we can live in a community and country that enjoys peace and prosperity.
Every time I walk past that monument to heroes who would be forgotten, I thank God for the three uncles I never met because they had the courage to do what their country asked of them.
Shame on the council for its lack of respect, shortsightedness and in pandering to voters who give their freedoms so little regard.
If the memorial needs restoration then restore it.
Restoration of the memorial is a small price to pay to thank those who paid with their lives.
It deserves to stand tall and proud so that future generations will remember that their freedom came at a price. Doug Smith,