Yesterday there was a story about a cowardly town that was spooked into removing a display honoring dead vets by a single phone call.
A Memorial Day display featuring dozens of white crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone complained.
The 79 handmade crosses in Hiram were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, officials told Fox News.
Hours after the crosses were posted along Highway 92, an unnamed resident called the office of City Manager Barry Atkinson and asked whether a Christian display was appropriate.
“They asked were all those fallen soldiers Christian, and the answer to that was not, they obviously weren’t,” Mr. Atkinson said, a local ABC News affiliate reported. “It opened our eyes that we missed something here, and we immediately took corrective action.”
It’s always sad when you discover city officials who are easily intimidated but if there is one bright side, it’s that if a person is cowardly enough to be afraid of a single complaint, you can easily use that same cowardice in your favor with a larger crowd:
A Memorial Day cross display honoring fallen soldiers is back up Wednesday along a state highway in Georgia, after it was taken down last week amid controversy.
and nothing generates a larger crowd like social media
The cross memorial ignited fierce debate on social media — with many people saying its removal is political correctness run amok, while others argued all faiths should be represented.
At the city council meeting Tuesday night, many spoke in favor of the memorial and pushed for it to be restored. Tommy Dingler, whose son Joshua was killed in Iraq, held up a photo of the 19-year-old as he addressed the council, Fox affiliate WAGA-TV reported.
“A cross has been used for fallen soldiers from the time of the Red Coats, Patriots, Yankees, Rebels — they all used it,” Dingler said.
Other attendees accused the council of cowering to one complaint, while failing to honor the families who want their loved ones remembered. The city council eventually agreed, voting unanimously to put the crosses back up.
If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.