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The VFW Monument move VII - A disappointing end to project



2017-08-03 - VFW Post 6097, 500 Green Hills Road, Columbia, KY. - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com(c).
As perfectly planned as the move had been, the end was a teary eyed disappointment. The monument fell as the final placement was taking place. It fell in slow motion, as spectators, already well out of the impact zone, drew further away. Above, some viewers had drawn closer to contemplate what might be next. Commander Joe Hare, above, second from right, pondered the situation. At left is Orvis Grider. After this photo was taken, Commander Hare called to say that he had received assurances that the table would be replaced by the movers. If all had gone as planned, he said, "It would have been the end of a perfect day. Fortunately, Della and I had just taken photos of both sides of the table. The movers say that an exact replica of the original tablet will be made and installed. Commander Hare says that he still expects to hold the first VFW meeting in September 2017. - EW
See editorial by JIM - (Adair County's Forgotten Service Men: Missing from Monument) urging slowing down replacement of tablet to right wrongs to the Bailey, Collins, Harvey, Hurt, Keen, Garrett, Robertson, Shaw, and Wilmore families whose members made the supreme sacrifice but were not included in the original list of names.

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