To The Red Bank City Commission:
I am glad to read that you finally made the decision to remove the old buildings on the middle school campus.
Within the last year or so, my wife and I toured the school with an alumni group. As much as anyone, we have memories, good and not so good, of our times at what was then Red Bank High. However even a casual examination of the buildings shows the deterioration of many years of age and cursory maintenance.
The focus of my writing this time is to call your attention to the small "monument " located in front of the old auditorium, by the flagpole. This item when first installed, was made like a headstone on a grave, a vertical stone on a flat base. It was erected around 1969 and honors an alumnus killed in Vietnam. I can't give any more info, because it was toppled by vandals many years ago, and has laid on its face since.
It is my hope that when Red Bank takes custody of the property, you will see that this stone will be properly displayed in some location, perhaps at the mini park at Morrison Springs and Dayton Boulevard. Wherever, it needs to be a safe location where it can be displayed with some dignity, which has been denied it for many years.
Don and Pat Hill
Classes 1967 and 1970