I noted with considerable interest the front page feature, CAN THERE BE A MIDDLE GROUND? and the Guest Comment column, ’History of Talbot Boys Monument tied to Gettysburg Reunion of 1913’ in yesterday’s Star Democrat.
To me, the unity memorial proposal and resolution drafted by Councilwoman Laura Price makes a lot of sense, is worthy of our support and should be adopted promptly. While there are many distortions/false narratives behind the move the monument group’s arguments, it is quite apparent Mr. Callahan has done both his homework and sound due diligence. To me, the greatest distortion and disservice to all Talbot Citizens is attempting to re-write the history of over 100 years ago through the lens of current events. The good citizens of Talbot County, over the decades, have donated and contributed mightily to making Talbot one of the best places to live in the USA. The MtM coalition has lost all credibility for publicly making unfounded and false accusations. All around us in Talbot County many real 21st century issues need to be addressed that affect the lives of real 21st century citizens. On them our elected officials should concentrate. Adopt and implement the Unity Monument proposal—and move on.
Paul D. Denton