I am very proud of the voters, taxpayers and Military Veterans in Stratham for fighting back against a very poor and disrespectful decision, by their Board of Selectmen, to not allow the MIA/POW Flag to be flown at Veterans Park in the Stratham Hill Park.
The citizen petitions, and they’re several being circulated, have been garnering names and disbelief as to why they can’t pay respect to those who have died and unable to be recovered. Now it just seems to be a battle of wills from the Selectmen against the voters and taxpayers of Stratham. The big question is, are there enough signers and voters to start replacing the Selectmen? Elected Officials very rarely win a battle with the voters in the long run. Will this be the second loss for the selectmen, the first being the water vote and now this?
It is also very disappointing to see the local newspaper not getting a real feeling for what is going on and the issues being fought over. The Seacoast Newspapers have been having a problem with readership and will probably lose more over missing the meaning of this issue.
PETER WIGGIN has done a remarkable job of communicating this issue, and has shown the love and respect the WIGGINS, the first family of Stratham, have for doing the right thing, and the wonderful people of Stratham have heard the message. It is not just the veterans fighting for this, it is the wives, husbands, sons, daughters, grand children and grand parents signing these petitions they are carrying the fight. There is a very large, but, quiet veteran’s population in Stratham each with untold stories and missing friends who, are supporting this effort
STRATHAM KEEP UP THE FIGHT YOU ARE TAKING BACK YOUR TOWN!!!