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  1. Think about it: had the memorial been on the scale of the Bremerton Bataan Death March memorial on Sylvan Way, the memorial could have been built 50 years ago. The fact is the current memorial has a price tag of $6 million. This high cost is predicated on super generosity of taxpayer money from Kitsap County, Washington State, City of Bainbridge Island and now the Federal government.

    As the Seattle Times editorial said, four presidents have apologized and large individual and collective reparations were paid in 1988. In addition there were payments made in 1948.

    With a declining economy, failing infrastructure and core missions running short of cash, public monies to private memorials must be turned off. Just figure out what 50 acres of prime waterfront given to this memorial cost.

    When is enough enough? I think we have reached that point a long time ago on this memorial.

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