Breaking News – Mingus Park Vietnam Memorial

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The Coos Bay City Council is now hearing comments from a standing room only crowd to determine whether a memorial bearing a cross at Mingus Park should be removed as requested by the Freedom From Religion Foundation from Wisconsin. The ‘keep the memorial in the park’ won the toss and is presenting first. So far comments have come from the mother of a fallen soldier Ruth Wiley who says to remove the memorial would be a tragedy. Joshua spillers says he stood at many memorials while serving to honor the fallen and that it didn’t matter what religion that soldier was they stood out of respect. He urged the council to hold firm in keeping the memorial.

Mingus Park Veterans Memorial

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 and is filed under Local News.