Letter: Round Lake has a place that honors all veterans
Writers disappointed in a quote that appeared in Nov. 10 edition of The Globe.
To the Editor,
This letter is written in response to an article published in the Worthington Globe on Nov. 10, 2021. On Page A3, in the article “Honor Wall Remembers Area Veterans,” Becky Strandberg is quoted as saying, “There’s no place in town that honors our veterans.” We strongly disagree with this statement and frankly were disappointed to see it in the article.
The work of the American Legion honors veterans every day as they are a tireless voice on behalf of veterans and veterans’ issues. There has been a Veterans Memorial at the Round Lake Cemetery for a very long time. This Memorial was completely redone and dedicated on Memorial Day 2021. The project was funded at considerable expense entirely through individual, family and business donations. We are sure that all who donated would also disagree with Becky Strandberg’s statement.
The Globe published an excellent article complete with pictures on the Round Lake Cemetery Veterans Memorial Update in the Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 issue. The Memorial honors all veterans.
In closing, yes, there is a place in town that honors ALL of our veterans. Our local Legion Post was chartered in 1920 and will continue to work for and honor Veterans.
Glenn Miller, Commander Post 461
Larry Yeske, Adjutant Post 461