Letters to the Editor: Week of July 25

‘Cradle of Liberty’ inspires ‘citizen-soldier’

I was thrilled that Bruce Barton’s excellent story “‘Cradle of Liberty’ inspires gratitude, call to action” (July 11) was featured on the front page of the Town Crier. My husband and I attended the July 4 ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the “Cradle of Liberty” statue’s installation in Shoup Park, and Barton’s article beautifully captured the spirit of that special event.

While all the speakers were moving (Judge Socrates “Pete” Manoukian’s story brought me to tears), sculptor Rebecca Truman’s speech was so powerful that I left the event feeling inspired to work harder to become, as she put it, a “citizen soldier.”


Letters to the Editor: Week of July 18

Why can’t MV open city lots to homeless?

In response to the Town Crier article “Lots of Love drives MV’s efforts to curb homelessness” (July 4):

The Lots of Love program claims, “All applicants will be screened to determine whether they are a fit for the program.”

Letters to the Editor: Week of July 11

Palo Alto should preserve joint animal services

I am disappointed that the Palo Alto City Council still has not approved a plan to contract with Pets In Need to provide animal care services.

When the city of Palo Alto conducted an audit of its animal services in 2015, it found that the shelter was cramped, unsanitary and potentially dangerous for animals.


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