You know, it’s funny how the government decides to spend money. I recently read an article about the memorial for the amazing people on flight 93. Now I understand the need for a memorial, but how is it that the government can justify spending more than $58 million dollars on a site like that? What in the world could cost that much? How is it necessary to purchase or take 1,300 acres of land to memorialize the people who honorably gave the lives to protect the country? They certainly don’t do this for any of the soldiers who die in Iraq. Take Mr. Patrick White for example; here is what he has to say about the matter.
“That land has been paid for with 40 lives … the donation box is an insult to that cost,” said Patrick White, vice president for Families of Flight 93.
The land he is talking about is owned by an individual. This man Svonavec wants $10 million for his 273 acre property. Is it fair? I don’t honestly know. What I do know is that it’s ridiculous that the government has threatened to take his land by eminent domain if they can’t come to an agreement. The highest offer he has gotten on his land is $500,000; why would he sell his land for that? Spending $58 million dollars on a memorial is asinine and unnecessary.