LETTER: Memorial no place for protests

Published 7:20 am Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Mower County Veteran’s Memorial is a scred area. It is an area where we honor those men and women that made the supreme sacrifice for this great country. Our freedoms are protected because these veterans were willing to give their lives so that we can be free and have all of the privileges we are afforded by the constitution of the United States of America.

We are selling pavers so that we also can honor all of teh proud veterans who served this great country. And we do not want anyone treading on these granite pavers unless you are honoring our American heroes.

Yes, under our constitution gives people the right to assemble and protest, but with honor and reverence to our veterans, please find a more appropriate place for your protest! Protest on south end of the courthouse lawn, or any other place.

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This area was erected to honor our country and the veterans that were willing serve and some died for our country.

Please do not make mockery of our American Veterans, they are all heroes wherever and whenever they served. “Don’t Tread On Me.”

This is a sacred srea for all Americans to honor those veterans who have protected your rights.

Anyone giving groups the privilege to assemble should refrain from allowing this area to be used by non-conformists.

Thank you.

Norman E. Hecimovich, American and Austin Veteran (VFW,American

Legion, DAV)