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Response to editorial about the old soldier monument

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Hardware(Editorial: We need to restore the old soldier monument)

To the editor:

Honestly, I had never noticed the statue, although I have lived here 18 years. However, I am sorry to learn that this landmark of such historical importance has been destroyed.

One wonders whether the sentiment or will exists to see that it is restored, particularly in this floundering economy. Important as it is to our history, it seems unlikely such a project will be high on our list of priorities at this time.

I recall the difficulty the Lincoln Woman's Club had raising the money to restore the statue on the south side of the square, and that project was, undoubtedly, far less costly that the restoration of the "old soldier" would be, given the extent of the damage. (Thankfully one woman in particular persisted -- Mrs. Bernie DePuy -- and eventually it was done.)

Jeri Cadwallader

[Posted January 13, 2009]

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