For more than ten years, Tucson has been planning a World War II memorial. The recession slowed down the process. But there's also a political battle halting the process. And, that's just wrong.
Some staff from the City of Tucson want the new memorial at Armory Park downtown. There are already memorials at that location for the Spanish American War and World War I. Those advocating Armory Park also want that location because it's also close to the new streetcar line.
On the other hand, Veteran Organizations want to see it in Kino Park, across the street from the Kino Sports Complex. A memorial to the Korean War was built there 13 years ago.
As City Councilman Steve Kozachik says...why would we ask the veteran organizations their opinion...if we aren't going to listen to them?
Let's put politics aside. The longer we debate this—the more World War II soldiers we lose. This is a non-issue. We need to stop fighting, do the right thing and just build the memorial at Kino Park.
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