Carmel will honor its veterans with Memorial Day celebration

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  • John Accetturo

    Mayor Brainard told the media last year that the reflecting pond at the Veterans Memorial would be fixed. It never happened. The condition of the reflecting pond is a insult to all veterans, and a disgrace for a City that is suppose to be world class.

  • Rick

    It’s Memorial Day, not Veterans Day! The day should be reserved for honoring those that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, to include living veterans denigrates that honor. Veterans have their day in November.

    • John Accetturo

      You ARE 100% correct. It is a day to honor those that gave their lives for us. Unfortunately our City’s leadership is inept to know the difference. It is just another political event for them. They have run out of credible things to do. May God Bless those who have given their lives for us and the principles of our Country.

  • Buck

    Mr. Accetturo:
    I did not see you at the ceremony. I applaud the over fifty people who actually took the time out of their day to attend, rather than just complain.

    • John Accetturo

      Pretty difficult for me to attend I am in Florence,Italy. I am praying for those who gave their lives for us. May God Bless them.

      • Buck

        I did not hear one person at Friday’s ceremony complain about the fact that live veterans were mentioned. To recognize the living does not denigrate the dead. Most of the people there were live veterans or their spouses. The most touching part of the ceremony was when these attendees placed flowers on the memorial in memory of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice. I do not understand how you can criticize the City and its administration for having this ceremony. It was a very appropriate and touching event. Maybe next year you can plan your personal affairs so that you can attend and see for yourself.