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I do NOT understand this "fad" of placing bricks on the GROUND
to memorialize someone. I am not about to memorialize anyone
about whom I care or whom I respect by placing their name on
the ground where thoughtless people wipe dog-poop off their shoes
and spit their gum. I don't know who first thought of this fad
(and Lord, I hope it's a "passing fad"),
but it's a bad idea and I would never, ever do it.
Build a wall with the bricks, or anything else
other than a "walk on you daddy" place.
73 David S.


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On Mar 22, 10:02´┐Żam, "David Stinson" wrote:
ARRL's "Diamond Terrace" Memorial

I do NOT understand this "fad" of placing bricks on the GROUND
to memorialize someone. *I am not about to memorialize anyone
about whom I care or whom I respect by placing their name on
the ground where thoughtless people wipe dog-poop off their shoes
and spit their gum. *I don't know who first thought of this fad
(and Lord, I hope it's a "passing fad"),
but it's a bad idea and I would never, ever do it.
Build a wall with the bricks, or anything else
other than a "walk on you daddy" place.
73 David S.


"The Diamond Terrace" scheme appears to be nothing more than just
another big money grab for the ARRL. I guess if you stop your $250.00
annual contribution they just rip out your call sign brick and toss it
in the trash. It seems that the ARRL is becoming more and more self-
serving as time goes along. Its gotten to the point that I just throw
those ARRL envelopes that come in the mail in the trash because I know
they are just hounding me for a donation. I can't believe the
ridiculously inflated saleries that are paid to some of the staffers,
I heard that some are making in excess of 100K+ a year. The only
reason I am still a member of the ARRL is for QST. I believe that the
ARRL is slowly evolving to a pay for service organization. IMO even
the LOTW is big rip off, you get to pay the ARRL to have the privledge
of doing all of the work inputing all of your past QSO's into their
system, so the ARRL can give out its awards. Recently, the ARRL sent
me a notice that they wanted to renew my license as a "service to the
members", but they wanted to charge me a fee. I did it myself on-line,
it took a whole two minutes, what a rip-off.

Dloyd


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Follow-up to a letter I received:


----- Original Message -----

Subject: Diamond Terrace

Thank you kindly for your reply.

A brick terrace (not a walkway or side walk) of this type are used
extensively by many universities and organizations for this purpose and it
is popular with radio amateurs as well.


If my understanding is correct, names will be on bricks which
are to be walked upon. That many people participate in this
latest fad in memorials does not make it a "good" practice.
Millions of people smoke. That does not make smoking "good."

I'm happy to report that, at least in some quarters, this
practice is being rejected and the bricks are being used in
creative, attractive fashions that do not include teenagers
wiping filth off the bottom of their shoes on the name of
your loved-one.

Placing the name of someone we claim to respect under the
unavoidably dirty heel of passing observers simply begs credulity;
I am astonished that anyone finds this acceptable and, frankly,
I think it has it's roots in worshiping the false "heroes" of
Hollywood and their "Walk of Fame." I find it fitting in
Hollywood's
case, but not for my Elmer (or my father, or anyone else
I respect). Basing something as meaningful as the memorial you
propose in something as meaningless as Hollywood
defiles the very idea of a memorial.
You folks will, of course, do as you please.
And I'm nobody.
But I'm a nobody who's going to speak out against this
terrible dirty-ing of people we claim to value.

Respectfully,
David Stinson AB5S

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