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Published: Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:30 p.m. MDT

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ER in AF
Harare, Zimbabwe, 00

This was ill-advised and short-sighted. You can replace plaques and monuments, but you cannot replace history. Go ahead and try to make a 30 year old monument. Preservation of age is a sign of respect. This was disrespectful to the efforts of those who put up the monuments and those who have enjoyed the memories they have given over the last 30 years. That is what community is about. Respect.

Referee Chick
Morgan, UT

Welcome to the new age. The new age. The new age.

Kearns, UT

Riverton does what they want. They are so short sighted they can't see their noses. The citizens of Riverton ought to do a wholesale house cleaning next elections cycle.

If the people demand the monuments be put back, they will be.

Salt Lake City, Utah

When the city was discussing the remodel of the park, did the citizens attend the meetings and express their concerns? Or did they decide to get involved only after the fact?

Riverton, UT

I think a more appropriate title would be "A couple of Riverton residents are upset about a couple of plaques being taken down." I have lived in Riverton for four years, my wife was raised here, and neither of us knew that the monuments existed. If a survey were conducted, I would bet a very small percent knew it was there and even less care. I've been very satisfied with the leadership and will continue to keep them in office. Must be a slow news day.

Sandy, UT

See, this is why public parks are doomed to fail. If the park were privately owned, there would be plenty of money to preserve the markers. And they'd only have to charge $1-2 for every kid who played there.

Salt Lake City, Utah

@ SAS: Did you read the story? It has nothing to do with money to preserve the markers, but more to do with using the money they do have to make the park more user friendly.

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