Thursday, April 28, 2016

10th Division Monument Starts Taking Shape | WWNY TV 7

         Some things get done on schedule and so it is with the 10th Mountain Division Memorial in Thompson Park.   Those who took on the project including retired Col. Mike Plummer have kept it on pace and it will be interesting to see how it changes the landscape at the City's highest point.
         Dedication is slated for July 1.
10th Division Monument Starts Taking Shape | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that it will be lit up beautifully. But you will have to take our word for it. If you go up there after dark you will be arrested. It will be lighted for the aliens that slip into and out of the vortex. Not for mere people.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Thompson and the Olmsteads have got to be rolling in their graves. This is a travesty. It's the CITY'S PARK.

Anonymous said...

We are no longer a community or family city we are whores who will suck up to anyone or anything that will enrich the elite.

Anonymous said...

Doubtful,721,as a philanthropist and successful man he would realize he owed his good fortune to his country and our military who allowed him to prosper in system,and after witnessing 9/11,am sure he would have no problem donating a twenty yard square of land to those dedicated to punishing those responsible for terrorism.Not to mention all the other things the tenth has done for our country,and even you,a jealous little man..hope someday you can wake up,but I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for 'Plummer's Peak' to be completed.

Anonymous said...

Isn't lighting something up that people cannot see an environmental issue? Where are the greens when you need them? Do the people of Cape Vincent know about this needless contribution to global warming? I would think outlawing light you cannot see would be closely related to outlawing the wind. Per se.

Anonymous said...

9:40 sounds like a self congratulatory retired chicken hawk that served his country by standing behind his men...so to speak.

To state the obvious, which every can see but the likes of 9:40, there were many brave men who fought and died for out country long before 9/11 and before Thompson Park was conceived, designed and built. In spite of this, the philanthropists who donated this park, did not see fit to put a memorial in the park for any of those brave soldiers, just as they did not se3e fit to put anything in the park as a tribute to God. there is a time and place for memorials and the park is not the place and now is not the time.

Anonymous said...

Why glorify war in ANY context . ??
War and those that suck the lifeblood out the country FOR their PROFIT from making war should never be put on pedestals .

Anonymous said...

Who is glorifying war 119? You and 1210 are of the same ilk,hanging around in mommy's basement and crying about giving up a little piece of land to our fallen heroes.And guess what,Watertown is full of memorials,go have a look at public square,for past wars.This is our time and our fight against terror,and if you weasels can't even be happy that our brave soldiers are getting a just due,you ought to just shut up.But you won't because you are safe here in America,slandering the same men who keep you safe..how you can look in your mirror is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

8:51, no one should disagree with your statements regarding fallen servicemen in past wars. I get what your saying, but Thompson Park is not the place for this statue. Watertown was not created by the military, it was created by industrialists. These people envisioned a serene place for people to visit and view the vista of watertown's once great economic power. None of this prosperity was created by the 10th mountain division. I knew two great men who lived in this city who were in the original 10th at riva ridge. They were wonderful men, and can 100% guarantee that they would disapprove of this statues location. As far as the basement comment, don't be foolish, I just want my city back.....

Anonymous said...

I'll agree with points made by 7:16. I have the greatest respect for the 10th , but why not the Veterans walkway for the monument? This just feels to the general public like it was hushed up until after decision was made particularly for the reasons 7:16 points out. 8:51, don't make this into a non patriotic rant, simply not true. There's hardly one among us who haven't had at least one family member serve, and many have lost family members. So save your bluster.