Dear editor: When the opportunity presents itself for one to recognize and honor the military in the great city of Richmond Hill, it seems that Mayor Harold Fowler wants no part of it.
Earlier this year, Mayor Fowler was invited to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the veterans’ monument in J.F. Gregory Park, and he elected not to attend.
More recently, Mayor Fowler was invited to attend the first Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo Banquet on Aug. 5 at the Richmond Hill City Center. This event was conducted by patriots and members of the Fort McAllister Fishing Club. There were current and former public officials from the area, many active and retired military officers and most importantly, about 70 wounded warrior heroes. Again, Mayor Fowler elected not to attend.
I feel that Mayor Fowler’s refusal to come to important events such as these is a slap in the face to all of the many soldiers and their families who reside in Richmond Hill. This is something that all registered voters should remember when Mayor Fowler runs for re-election.
In any event, I feel that a response from Mayor Fowler is in order. The citizens of Richmond Hill will be awaiting his explanation and/or excuse.
Richmond Hill, 50-year resident and proud veteran