Parents Protest Statue of War Hero

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.denverpost.com/mobile/ci_5595985

    Parents protest military statue

    Parents oppose image, location of memorial

    By Joey Bunch and Carlos Illescas
    Denver Post Staff Writers
    Article Last Updated: 04/05/2007 08:32:16 AM MDT

    A Littleton group says the depiction of Navy SEAL Danny Dietz, killed in '05, glorifies violence and is too close to three schools. (Special to The Post)

    A group of Littleton parents is opposing the design and location of a memorial to a fallen local Navy SEAL, Danny Dietz, who died in combat in Afghanistan two years ago.

    They say the statue, depicting Dietz clutching an automatic rifle, glorifies violence. In Berry Park, it would be within blocks of three schools and two playgrounds.

    "I don't think young children should be exposed to that in that way - unsupervised by their parents or any adults," said Emily Cassidy, one of the mothers.

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    Dietz's father said the family is devastated by the uproar.

    "It broke our hearts," said Dan Dietz, who still lives in the area. "My son was fighting for her freedom to do exactly what she is doing. She put my son in the same category as Columbine. How does she have the audacity to do that?"
     
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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200704/NAT20070410a.html

    Hero's Statue, Weapon Included, to Stand Despite Criticism
    By Fred Lucas
    CNSNews.com Staff Writer
    April 10, 2007

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    (CNSNews.com) - A fallen hero from the war in Afghanistan will be honored as planned with a statue in his hometown of Littleton, Colo., city officials confirmed Monday.

    A row erupted last week when two women raised concerns about the location of the statue honoring Danny Dietz, a Navy seal who was ambushed and killed during combat in Afghanistan two years ago -- because the statue depicted him holding a rifle. The statue, sculpted by artist Robert Henderson, was modeled after a picture of Dietz.
     
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    We want our nation's fallen heroes to be depicted as just that . A hero posed with a gun is no big deal as long as it is done in good taste and doesn't make the person being honored to look like a cheap thug with a gun.The emphasis shouldn't be on the gun but the person who laid down his life with honor.[​IMG]
     
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    I believe this is a vast overreaction.

    There is certainly nothing wrong with this statue.
     
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    I'm sure the parents will do the right thing and teach the children to properly vandalize it.
     
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    ??????????
     
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    You're kidding, of course, aren't you?
     
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    if the hero was born and raised in that area, could it be there's something more than meets the eye ?
     
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    Sorry, I forgot to turn on the <sarcasm> font.

    It was intended to be commentary on how many people act that if you don't like something, then you're justified in being a criminal.
     
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    Okay! That's happened to me as well!
     

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