I want to be clear to the community that should a veterans museum come to fruition, I will not support losing parkland to make it happen.
I am pretty sure that if my Uncle Marion Wojcik who fought in the pacific in WWII were to learn that I voted to give away urban parkland to honor him, he would rise from the grave and kick my butt.
I don’t see the museum taking any parkland. I personally will not support the loss of any parkland especially in the downtown area. The community and the park board have been pretty clear that Soldier’s field will remain parkland. Continuing to pursue this idea is only serving to create resentment for what should be a project we should all be behind. I strongly encourage you and the board to pursue other locations that do not involve a loss in park land.