Stealing from sacred ground

Print Article

TO THE PERSON, OR PERSONS WHO STOLE THE COINS FROM THE SILVER VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL IN KELLOGG

You stole from the vets, because the coins were left by someone who had stopped there, and they wanted to let people know they were there, and that they are thankful for those who serve in the military, so they left a coin. THEY DID NOT LEAVE THEM FOR YOU.

WHAT THE COINS MEAN

Penny- Knew the vet.

Nickel- Trained with the vet.

Dime- Was in the same unit as the vet.

Quarter- Was there when the vet died.

All the money donated, or left at the memorial, goes to keep up the memorial, and to keep adding names to it that have not been added yet. That money can not be used for such things, since you figured you needed it more than the memorial does.

The names on the walls of the memorial are vets who served in the different branches of the military, and many of them DIED IN COMBAT, so that YOU still have the FREEDOMS George Washington and his fellow patriots BOUGHT for YOU. The names on those walls are some of the ones who KEPT THOSE PAYMENTS UP, so that YOU still live in a FREE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Vets consider ANY headstone or monument to a vet as SACRED GROUND, and they are not meant as a play area, or a place to leave your trash, or to collect money that was left by others.

Volunteers clean up the trash that others leave, and we all are amazed that people can come to such a SACRED place and leave their trash. As the old saying about visiting the outdoors say, “TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS”.

John Dickey (a concerned citizen)

Smelterville, ID

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Remember to ‘Ride the Wall!’

June 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm | Shoshone News-Press This is a reminder that we are sponsoring the 21st Ride the Wall this year on June 21. The event starts at The Snake Pit with registration from 4 to 6 p.m. and ends at The Snake Pit with a great BB...

Comments

Read More

Support the Prichard-Murray Fire Department

June 11, 2018 at 11:56 am | Shoshone News-Press This year’s annual Memorial Day Rummage and Pancake Feed was successful three day event! All the money raised goes toward the operation and maintenance of the Pichard-Murray Fire Department and E...

Comments

Read More

What is a statesman?

June 11, 2018 at 11:57 am | Shoshone News-Press According to Gary Trudeau, a statesman might be a republican or democrat, white or black, Latino or Asian, doesn’t matter. He’s far from perfect, like anyone else. He makes mistakes, gets frustrate...

Comments

Read More

Sprucin’ Up Pinehurst

June 11, 2018 at 11:55 am | Shoshone News-Press Another year of “ Sprucin’ up Pinehurst “ is here. Hanging Basket are up and the planters are planted. We get so many kudus and it sure does add to our pretty city, “Thumbs up, waves, and honks and...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 752-1120
620 E Mullan Ave.
P.O. Box 589
Osburn, Idaho 83849

©2018 Shoshone News Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X