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The Hanson Family needs your help : EASTON CT 9/11 Memorial

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: The Hanson Family needs your help : EASTON CT 9/11 Memorial
From Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:00 am to Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Dear 9/11 Families:
We urgently need your help!
Since 2002 a group of citizens appointed as the 9/11 Memorial Committee has been working on constructing a Memorial in memory of all 9/11 victims, particularly Peter, Sue and Christine Hanson. Peter was a native son of Easton. His parents, Lee and Eunice are our neighbors and friends. Christine was the youngest victim that day. She was only two years old. Peter was able to call his parents from the plane to tell them it was going into a building. He wanted them to know that it would be over quickly; that the three of them were huddled together; and that they loved Lee and Eunice.
A stunning design for the Easton 9/11 Memorial was developed by a pro bono architect and approved by the local town boards. However, our Planning and Zoning Board has refused to allow us to place the memorial on the designated municipal site, a grassy island in the library parking lot. Roadblock after roadblock has been set up by our First Selectman's office to prevent this memorial from being built as proposed. We now understand that there is an attempt by the selectmen to disband this committee and reduce the Memorial to nothing more than a flag pole with a plaque. It is clear this is a political attack on our friend, Mr. Hanson. He is involved in local government and is an honorable steward for our community.
We have over 1000 signatures from town residents, as well as the support of local media stations and newspapers, for building the 9/11 Memorial as it is currently designed and located. There are no tax payer dollars involved in this effort. Private citizens have come forward with donations of dollars and services. We believe it is important for future generations to remember and understand the worst attack in our nation's history.
We are all grievously pained by your losses. We know that you understand the pain Lee and Eunice feel, and hope that you will be moved to assist us in this effort. Please help us to get this Memorial built by emailing the Easton Board of Selectmen and the Chairman of Planning and Zoning with your support for the Memorial and your outrage at the political games Easton leaders are playing. Their email addresses are below.
Thank you for anything you are moved to do on behalf of our efforts.
The Easton, Connecticut 9/11 Memorial Committee
Tom Hermann......... First Selectman.......................... hermann@optonline.net
Robert Macquat..... Chair, Planning and Zoning......robert.maquat@peoples.com
Robert Lessler........ Second Selectman.................... rlessler@optonline.net
Scott Centrella........ Second Selectman.................... scentrella@dmoc.com

(*) for more information contact: Liz Maiorano at: FairOakFam@Aol.Com
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