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  1. This published letter is on the mark:

    INTERNMENT MEMORIAL: Enough Is Enough

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    What’s this?
    Think about it: had the Bainbridge Island internment memorial been on the scale of Bremerton’s Bataan Death March memorial on Sylvan Way, the memorial could have been built 50 years ago.

    The fact is, the current internment memorial has a pricetag of $6 million. This high cost is predicated on a super generosity of taxpayer money from Kitsap County, Washington state, the City of Bainbridge Island and now the federal government.

    As a recent Seattle Times editorial said regarding World War II relocation, four presidents have apologized and large individual and collective taxpayer 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 reached that point a long time ago on this memorial.

    James M. Olsen

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