Sid - You are entitled to your opinion, as we all are, but your comments were inappropriately directed. I'm sure the Webskipper would agree that we must keep our responses civilized and focused on the issues concerning the ship. Would you please rectify this situation with an apology?
The First Amendment, that you veterans fought defending, gives everyone the right to express their own opinions unfettered from criticism, persecution, or censorship - but let's not be accused of flag-draping. The Memorial Association members have a right to determine for themselves what is best course of action for the Association in the long run. Let's allow the Association members to make an informed decision on their own and present the facts as they are however unflattering they may be.