I read with great interest the recent commentary written by Kendall Svengalis regarding the desecration of the World War II monument in Gary's Buffington Park.

My father, three of my uncles and many of their friends' names can be found on that modest memorial, and I for one am both insulted and appalled by this cruel act of disrespect.

When are we who owe so much to our parents and ancestors going to stand as one and say we have had enough?

The time for excuses and finger pointing regarding Gary's rich history is long past. We can start by raising the necessary funds and securing the manpower needed to move this relevant piece of history to a place where it will be safe from vandals and see that it is professionally restored.

I am ready to put my money and time on the line. Who is with me?

Chuck McNiece, Crown Point