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Skateboarders disrespect veterans’ memorial wall

I worked at the park on a section of the rock wall between the WWII Memorial and the new Memorial Wall.

Last week some kids showed up with skateboards and proceeded to skate from Race Street down to the Memorial Wall and jump up on the wall and down the face of the wall. When I tried to stop them, their answer was, “You can’t stop us.” With the laws the way they are, I knew better than to try, as I didn’t want to end up in jail. So I went to the police department, which assured me they would put extra patrol on the park. Then I went to the city to see if I could get a “no skateboarding” sign up in the park, and one of the city employees filled out the necessary information.

I don’t know how long this will take, but I am sure there is a lot of red tape involved, as with anything to do with City Hall. I just hope the Memorial Wall is not destroyed before any action is forthcoming. There are 960 veterans’ names on the wall, and I thought the veterans would like to know what is going on in our park.

Rudy Kutchar

Grass Valley

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