A veterans museum would be a great destination for kids
Based on the letters to the editor and discussions of the proposed veterans museum, it is obvious that some people are making too many "snap judgments" about where it should be. There have been statements that the ball fields, golf course, tennis courts or swimming pool will be taken away.
There is no need for this false information to be circulated.
I think that Dave Dunn's article of April 19 in the P-B should be published again. It is evident that Dave did a great amount of research for the article. One must remember that the land was purchased by the American Legion Post — men who were visionaries. It was intended to be a memorial for veterans. What could be better than establishing a museum commemorating veterans of all wars?
In a recent letter to the editor, a writer stated he supports things for children. As an elementary school principal here in Rochester for 34 years, I also believe that children and youth need to be considered.
Children would profit greatly by visiting the proposed museum, learning about history. In the past, school field trips were taken to museums, the State Capitol and other historical places. This museum would be close by for Rochester students, and other schools would visit it as well. It also would be an attraction for Mayo patients and visitors.