Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Watching this weeks Army Wives really reminded me of the recent local debates about the Sofa Super Store fire memorial. The city purchased the land to build a big memorial park and there was talk of some type of museum or something as well. Unfortunately, there's a fairly new firefighter's museum in North Charleston. The land cost over a million dollars. There is controversy in the community because some people think it's a waste of money. The firefighters have inadequate equipment (which is partially to blame for their deaths) and low pay and they should use the money to fund better equipment. I kind of agree with both sides. I think their should be some type of memorial. I mean, nine people died there. But on the other hand, the property is pretty large for a memorial. Plus, some of the families of the fallen nine feel like they need to use the money to improve the fire departments. If you think about it from a business standpoint, I wouldn't want to build a new business there. It just wouldn't seem right. So what else could the city do but put a memorial there??