"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 3 November 2017


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "REMEMBRANCE": 
This piece of gutted America scrap metal is an absolute disgrace to the citizens of King, Aurora and Whitchurch and to those brave souls whose names have been etched into those splendid monuments.

All because of some modern day soldier and a few pandering politicians, who haven't the foresight nor hindsight to see the error of their ways.

Since 1924 that place has been respected by all who pass by as one of the most impressive

Monuments of Remembrance in the country, so sacredly protected by all previous councils of Aurora and the founding War Memorial Board. One must wonder what Colonel Fred Tilston must be thinking as he rests in peace knowing that the site he and his fellow veteran heroes protected so well has now been defaced so ignorantly.

What a shame.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 3 November 2017 at 07:52

There's a leaflet in the library accessible to anyone, on the history of the War Memorial.

It was a beacon in the boundary fields of Whitchurch and King, when it was constructed.

An organization was formed to choose the location, the architect, the design. Until sometime in the last decade of the last century, it was managed by a War Memorial Board with representatives from King, Whitchurch and Aurora.

The town parks department has cared for it conscientiously ever since.

It is the War Memorial for the three communities. Still we failed to protect it.

A new perimeter fence was installed after 2003. The veterinarian in Edward's Plaza had cut a hole in the old fence and installed a gate for his canine patients to use the area for defecation. He appeared at Council to request a new gate in the new fence. He had paid to fence the leash free park and felt it was his due.

I was on council. The fence was constructed without a gate.

I've always felt the War Memorial and Church Street school, the orderly tree lined streets and the town park said more about the historic values of the Aurora community than all the blather.

Now the War Memorial, for so long a symbol of what the community holds dear, will tell a different story.

Thanks to those elected to preserve and protect.

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