SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the SC Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.
KATHY REISS, San Clemente
The Sept. 5 march in memory of the fallen servicemembers was beautifully done in the most respectful manner. Thank you, organizers.
There were probably over one thousand people at this event, and Park Semper Fi was overwhelmed by the number of people.
But the problem was Alameda Lane, where hundreds of people were standing who could not get in. Where was the sheriff’s department to prevent the chaos between these hundreds of people and moving cars?
This was a very dangerous situation, which could have resulted in a tragedy. And there were only two councilmembers there who I saw—Gene James and Laura Ferguson. Where were the others? Very disrespectful.
In any event, the program was very well-organized, and when last “Taps” was played and the Marines sang the Marine hymn, tears were flowing.