Reader Writes About Lack Of Attention Given To The Four Freedoms MonumentMar 15th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Letters To The Editor
Just in case that anyone missed reading Joe Boyles’ column in the Carrier on Wednesday, Feb. 23, I hope they will get a copy and read it.
He called everyone’s attention to the lack of attention being given to the Four Freedoms monument and its present deterioration.
Besides describing the history, both of the monument and that of Colin Kelly, World War Two’s renowned courageous first hero, Joe asks, “What can be done to preserve this important and priceless treasure, the very symbol of our community?”
Then answers his own question by giving a step-by-step plan to “protect and preserve this iconic symbol of freedom and sacrifice,” and added, “Are we willing to make a modest sacrifice of time, resources and energy to honor our legacy?”
Are we, Madison County, leaders? Joe has shown us the problem – he has even given us the answer. Has anyone called and thanked him – has anyone said, “Thank you, Joe, lead on – we’re behind you!”
I don’t believe Joe wants to lead but I’ll bet he would be willing to be one of the crew if needed. I’ve found Joe to be one of the erudite men I know. Greene Publishing is fortunate to have him as a columnist when he could be one of those making big money writing for the New York Times or Jacksonville Times-Union.
Please stay with us, Joe – I save all of your columns!