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

Tax aide needs more volunteers

September 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Shoshone News-Press Many years ago a good friend and tax-aide volunteer first told me about the program and that it was open to people of all ages not just senior citizens. I tried the service and have had my taxes pr...

Comments

Read More

My thoughts on the media and Trump

September 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm | Shoshone News-Press I am writing this article about our leader and great Republican, President Donald tweeting Putin Trump. The last article I wrote was April 18th or 19th, 2017. There is a lot that has happened...

Comments

Read More

Pinehurst Days results and award winners

August 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Shoshone News-Press This years Pinehurst Days celebration was a fantastic success. As close as we could count, we had about 150 participants in the parade. Special thank you to the Commancheros for the amazing car...

Comments

Read More

Sprucin up Pinehurst

August 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Shoshone News-Press Sprucin up Pinehurst We are at it again, “Sprucin up Pinehurst” with hanging baskets, flower pots and shrubs throughout the town. The winner of our hanging basket raffle was Heather Swan, congrat...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

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

©2017 Shoshone News Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X