To the Editor...Do not move Veterans Park
By: The Combined Honor Guard, Pine Journal
To the Editor:
We, the combined Honor Guard of Cloquet, do NOT agree with the moving of Veterans Park to Dunlap Island.
The drawing shown has no space given for flags, or the large guns or the tank. The tank would be very expensive for the city to move, [and] the platform needed requires very deep footings to stabilize it.
Spring flooding is a concern with the memorial bricks.
We see no purpose for leaving the park we now have. It was given to the veterans in 1974 to use for honor veterans. As veterans, we feel we should have a voice in any changes.
The money could be better used to improve our city streets.
The Combined Honor Guard — Marc Raihala, James A. Burman, Nick Burggraff, Terry Twomey, Leo Grochow, Ed Janke, Dugan Nephew and Kevin Nielson