Memorial site is a sacred place

Today, me and my family attended the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Fisherman’s Memorial, possibly for the last time in it’s original location. I must say, today was a sad day. At this event, I was informed of a letter that the Fisherman’s Memorial Board posted. I came home to read this article: Moving the Fisherman’s Memorial can be done. My heart sank even deeper. My request has and will always be to not relocate the Fisherman’s memorial and this is why:

 

The Fisherman’s Memorial has been a place that my late husband, children and I would go to pay our respects to our fellow friends/fisherman who lost their lives to the jobs that they held. This is also the same location that me and my children have visited to pay respects to my late husband/their father who also lost his life while working. We do not have a burial location to mourn. This is our grave site. This is where we pay respects on his birthday, holidays and the day that he was lost at sea. To relocate this would be as sacrilegious and immoral as removing grave sites to relocate them.


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I understand parking lots, or (cruise ship docks), bring in more revenue for the city, but it is at the expense of those who have lost loved ones. I cannot condone relocating the memorial for money. Unfortunately, me and my family may no longer have a place to pay or respects or mourn. We can’t just go find a new place and call it sacred or have one chosen for us.

Jennifer Nebert

Juneau

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