City should quickly settle on proclamation for troops
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 31, 2003 at 10:04 p.m.
On Monday night when I happened to tune in to the City Commission meeting on TV in the middle of Commissioner Ed Brady's tirade on how a proclamation in support of the troops defending our country should be worded and the ensuing heated debate with the other members, I felt like moving to Mexico.
I cannot understand how five grown men, including Mayor Tom Bussing, who were elected to govern this city, could use the valuable time of the commission meetings (two so far) and still not come up with a thank you for the men and women fighting to protect our country and city.
Methinks some scrambled egos have gotten in the way of common sense. Can't a simple thank you for their efforts letting them know they are in our thoughts and prayers be sufficient?
No matter whether you are for or against the war, the fact remains that our American men and women are in harm's way doing their duty to their country and it should be acknowledged by our city as soon as possible.
I sincerely hope they never find out how childish their city officials have acted in trying to pay tribute to these dedicated men and women.
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