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Thanks, but no thanks.

I am ashamed to say that a town in my state of MA puts community decorum above the need to show respect and appreciation for the veterans of the Irag and Afghanistan wars.  A Millbury, MA stoneworks owner donated a granite statue to the town of Swampscott after a Swampcott Veterans Agent wrote the winning essay in a contest to see where the statue would be donated:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20090806swampscott_passes_on_statue_honoring_troops_this_johnnie_wont_be_marching_home/srvc=home&position=also

Now that the town has rejected the statue, the owner is looking for a new home for it.  If he were to look outside of MA, I’m sure it wouldn’t take him long to find one.

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