The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
For many years, countless numbers of WW2 veterans living in Central California, also veterans of subsequent wars have yearned for the promised Fort Ord veterans cemetery to become a reality. These veterans, many now in their 80s, are referred to as the Greatest Generation – my generation – because we were all involved, we were together as a nation, and victory in war was more achievable then than now when our nation is very polarized and not together. And, many have yet to grasp the danger of world Islamic terrorism.
Now, finally, after 14 years, AB3035, the Bill to create that Fort Ord cemetery, has been passed, and for that kudos to State Senator J. Denham, Assemblyman S. Salinas, and Congressman Sam Farr.
The Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery Endowment Fund is now charged with acquiring the initial $4 million to proceed with this project. The yearly maintenance fund for the cemetery, however, will be the responsibility of the State.
So, now, why don’t We The People use our creative thoughts and see how soon we can raise the necessary funds?
Kudos, also, to WW2 veteran Paul Ventura of Pebble Beach for caring so much for this project to become a reality that for years he kept the desire alive and now also he has various ideas about how to raise the funds needed.
Let’s all get involved in this worthy and much wanted project. It is a way for us to say to those veterans who fought for us “With deepest sincerity and appreciation, we thank you for the huge sacrifice you have made by putting your lives on the line for our nation.”
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.
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