On Wednesday, September 1, a friend and myself were out for our evening walk when we stopped to admire the Veterans Park Memorial. We were very saddened to see that Mr. Timothy Brown’s dog tags were missing from the monument, which was just dedicated on Saturday, August 28, 2010.
I attended the dedication on Saturday and was personally very touched, as I’m sure many who attended were. I walked away that day very thankful for all veterans who have served in order for us to live as we do today.
It disturbs me greatly that an individual took it upon themselves to remove the dog tags of a fallen veteran. This action shows a level of disrespect that is beyond my understanding. Those dog tags are a symbol of a very brave young man who gave his life for every citizen of the United States.
I personally would like to request to the individual who removed the dog tags to honor Mr. Timothy Brown, his family, and all fallen veterans and replace what you have so disrespectfully removed.
Christine Fahl, Cedar Springs