Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WDT: Monument Readied for Dedication

         The time capsule is locked and loaded and the sod is being placed around it. The military monument in Thompson Park honoring the Tenth Mountain Division is nearly done, capping an impressively rapid concept to completion by advocates for the project. Over one half million dollars was raised and the granite monument will be dedicated in just over three weeks.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope they had the foresight to include a tape of a DannieCall to the Hot Line or Live@Five. Culture can take many forms, as it were.

Anonymous said...

A time capsule to be opened in just 19 years? Does anyone think things will have appreciably changed around here that anyone would be nostalgic about whatever's in there? That's like opening a time capsule from right before the '98 Ice Storm.

Anonymous said...

Nice monument, nice trees surrounding it, absolutely the wrong location at Thompson park. We've been taken over....

Anonymous said...

Yeah,why not wait at least fifty years? And congrats to you mr mayor,for hosting the idea for this monument here on this blog first.I know,because it was my idea in a post,about two years ago,that there was the perfect spot for such a monument for people to enjoy in the summer.It should be a nice addition for the Independence Day fireworks celebration.

Anonymous said...

Lets hope that the Fort Drum doesn't get axed now that this overbearing monument is has infiltrated quaint Thompson Park. Think of the stupidity of putting lights up in a park that closes at dark. At least the local meth heads can shoot up with illumination.

Anonymous said...

11:01, the Independence Day fireworks will be the only day a citizen can legally see the lighted monument. There is a strong rumor that it will be lighted and very attractive to see at night. But we will have to go on rumor, as it is against the law to go there after dark. How stupid. Rumor has it there will be a crack down on people who violate this important rule of law.

Anonymous said...

Okay,maybe you guys have a point here maybe the council can consider expanding hours to,say,closing at 11 p.m. I don't think that that is too late and people would be able to get up to see it and the park would still close at a reasonable hour. Perhaps this monument could be used as a fulcrum to shift obstinancy shown on changing the hours.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the OLmsteads would turn in their graves at the thought of this monument in their park. Thompkins Park was meant to be a place of solace designed for the quiet enjoyment of nature, a place to reflect, removed from the daily reminders of the crazy world man has created. The Pool and the Zoo are marginally relevant in that they too provide relief from the same daily looniness of society. How does a monument to Fort Drum, representing the US Military and all the associated pain and suffering that accompanies war possibly fit into the original concept of this Park. It's nuts!! The FDRLO should have recognized the inappropriateness of this proposal and redirected it elsewhere or squashed it altogether.

Anonymous said...

Hey stupid at 8:08,what is a monument like that for but to reflect,in your own words.It is to reflect and remember the brave men who lost their lives fighting against terror,to protect us.Take a moment and reflect on that,while you are safe in your home,free to go about your business relatively free from fear in a world beset by terror.

Anonymous said...

Actually, 10:45, the 10th helped save America from a much worse threat during WWII. Those men fighting in Italy were the real deal. The axis could've taken over the free world if not for the brave men/women/civilians at the time. That generation is the reason we enjoy our freedom. Let's not make the fight against terrorism the only reason for the monument. Bud Hefti and Nate Morrell were there, they were locals, and they were badass.

Anonymous said...

Hey patriotic and stupid at 10:45,
there are plenty of other places that would be more appropriate for the reflection you seek. I'm just saying the park is not it. Your overdone patriotism makes you unobjective. You'd probably like a monument on every streetcorner.

Anonymous said...

I agree 9:43 and didn't mean to leave them out,I hope they will be recognized also on this,I guess some bronzes will be added to the granite.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:06 AM I like your comment.
There are enough monuments at Fort Drum already.
This monument is the idea of some retired military living in the area.
Another monument crowding the area, so some people can feel good about them selves.

Meanwhile, disabled vets like SG get ridiculed for his expression of speech, when he calls the hotline. People attack his way to talk instead of his talking points.







Anonymous said...

Well 11:45 and dumb and dumber,I think it is the perfect place,for in your words,to have people "reflect".Reflect that while they are enjoying freedom,and the natural beauty of the park and it's setting,it comes at a cost,and we honor those that answered the call to pay that price.Oh,and it is Thompson Park,not Thompkins,if you don't know that you probably don't even live here.A monument on every block?Nah,just one more,to your jealous,angry,stupid little view of life,so people can be reminded of how NOT to be.

Anonymous said...

12:56, wow, hey take another zanex why don't you, sounds like you need one. Talk about angry! Actually I do live here in Jefferson county and enjoy visiting " Thompson" Park on a regular basis, as well as several of the other Olmstead Parks in New York such as Highland park in Rochester. Excuuuse me for misspelling the name, so I'm not perfect, no need to get your shorts all in a bunch. I happen to think Thompson should be preserved to its original intent, which I don't think included memorials to the military. there are plenty that abound in other places. Personally I respect and appreciate the sacrifices made by all of our past and present military, I just don't need to be reminded of it everywhere I turn. I loved and respected my parents, doesn't mean I need a memorial to them in my front yard.

Peace ,brother

Anonymous said...

Xanax,Olmsted Parks,Excuse me..your misspellings, sir, are making me angry,and you wouldn't like me when I am angry!

Anonymous said...

5:23, spelling, scmelling who cares? Jeez, whatever! If you get angry over such irrelevance, maybe you need to re-evaluate your life and get a new focus.

The Park could be turned into a nuclear waste dump and you'd be angry 'cause someone spelled the name Olmsted.

Anonymous said...

That's the point,it is Olmsted,ya big dummy!Now you are really making me angry!!Hulk smash!!
Psst,not really,think the whole thing is kind of humorous.And in the end,we get a nice new monument anyways,so it is win/win..

Anonymous said...

11:48, I meant misspelled, does that make you madder?? A nice monument?? looks like a pile of thrown out busted granite countertops some contractor trashed. You lose/lose!

Anonymous said...

You're wrong /wrong, you dummy /dummy ..