Friday, May 8, 2009
I cover the waterfront, 2
I am sorry but there is too much military stuff on our waterfront.
Nothing against our military. I respect our military beyond measure. I cannot say that strongly enough. Right now I am looking at a coffee cup that was Leonard Pennario's. It has his name on it and it says: "Freedom Is Not Free."
Pennario was in the army during World War II and he earned three Bronze Stars.
But World War II was not a pretty war and the stuff they used in it was not pretty and I want to remember our veterans but I do not want this equipment lying all over our waterfront. There is too much of it!
Note to out-of-towners: This is what our waterfront looks like.
We wound up with this helicopter.
There is this airplane too kicking around.
I think all the other cities in the country must be unable to believe their luck. "You know all that Army stuff lying around? The stuff we were afraid to throw out?" someone is telling them. "They collect that stuff in Buffalo! Just send it over there, man! They put it up on their waterfront!"
And lo again.
What about J. Lo?
Again I respect our military. I am eternally grateful to them for their sacrifices. I have always supported the Iraq War.
I am just saying, could other cities share the responsibility of storing this stuff?
For Buffalo it is just too much.