This was ill-advised and short-sighted. You can replace plaques and monuments,
but you cannot replace history. Go ahead and try to make a 30 year old
monument. Preservation of age is a sign of respect. This was disrespectful to
the efforts of those who put up the monuments and those who have enjoyed the
memories they have given over the last 30 years. That is what community is
Welcome to the new age. The new age. The new age.
Riverton does what they want. They are so short sighted they can't see
their noses. The citizens of Riverton ought to do a wholesale house cleaning
next elections cycle.If the people demand the monuments be put back,
they will be.
When the city was discussing the remodel of the park, did the citizens attend
the meetings and express their concerns? Or did they decide to get involved
only after the fact?
I think a more appropriate title would be "A couple of Riverton residents
are upset about a couple of plaques being taken down." I have lived in
Riverton for four years, my wife was raised here, and neither of us knew that
the monuments existed. If a survey were conducted, I would bet a very small
percent knew it was there and even less care. I've been very satisfied with
the leadership and will continue to keep them in office. Must be a slow news
See, this is why public parks are doomed to fail. If the park were privately
owned, there would be plenty of money to preserve the markers. And they'd
only have to charge $1-2 for every kid who played there.
@ SAS: Did you read the story? It has nothing to do with money to preserve the
markers, but more to do with using the money they do have to make the park more