No reason to move memorial

PUBLISHED: 02:01 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

I was very disturbed to read the article in the Journal about the threat to the war memorial in The Strand. The memorial was erected and paid for by the population of Exmouth to commemorate those who died protecting their country and its inhabitants. It

I was very disturbed to read the article in the Journal about the threat to the war memorial in The Strand.The memorial was erected and paid for by the population of Exmouth to commemorate those who died protecting their country and its inhabitants. It makes no distinction between genders, faiths or political preferences, but is simply a focal point for remembering and honouring the sacrifices made. The idea that its architectural style might in any way offend people of other faiths is, quite frankly, ludicrous.The suggestion that it might be moved to make way for a "world class space" is another issue. At present it is at the centre of the town, accessible to all, and a part of Exmouth's history. There is no reason to move it. After all, any large open space used for public gathering needs a heart - even if the surrounding area itself is altered/improved.I am sure that you will be hearing from a great many people with strong views about this and look forward to reading these in future editionsR Jackson,21B East Budleigh Road, Budleigh Salterton

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