I became angry when I saw the neglected World War II memorial.
The stone tribute sits on a triangular piece of property at the junction of Brownsville and Piney Fork roads in South Park, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA). On Memorial Day 2015, it was surrounded by clumps of dead, brown grass and overgrown weeds.
It was a disgrace.
After making some calls, I learned that Allegheny County was responsible for maintaining it – that the county cut the grass “now and then” but not with the attentiveness the old memorial deserved.