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The City of Bremerton and the Bremerton Parks and Recreation Board deserve a very big thank you and appreciation from the citizens of Kitsap County. During these difficult economic times, They have shown great patriotism and dedication in assisting with the development and planning of the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial. Bremerton, and indeed all of West Puget Sound, greatly supports our nation's war on terror by hosting a myriad of military bases and housing the men and women who protect us and bring the fight to the enemy. In the face of employee layoffs and service cutbacks, you have shown your support, leadership and great faith in our community and our nation. I believe that the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial will truly reflect the pride and respect it is due.
The current Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Committee should take note of how the City of Bremerton has stepped up to rescue them from their buffoonery and inept management of this important memorial. From the soiling of the American flag during the delivery of the beams, the difficulty in securing an appropriate location, the resignation of some committee members over finances and the need to sell T-shirts, trinkets and souvenirs for funding an unnecessarily grandiose design, you have exhibited poor and embarrassing judgment.
Our fellow countrymen who perished on September 11th and future Americans deserve a memorial that is respectful, appropriate, and solemn.