LETTER: Soldier’s parents support CurtissTo the Telegram: We live in the 2nd District of Superior, and will be voting on a City Council representative on April 2.
To the Telegram:
We live in the 2nd District of Superior, and will be voting on a City Council representative on April 2.
Marty Curtiss is running against Tom Fennessy. We met Marty the last time he was running against Tom Bridge. Marty was going door to door, he stopped at our house, and we visited for about an hour. We told him that we had lost our youngest son, Jeremy, in Iraq in 2008. We showed Marty his flag and told him his story. Marty thanked us for our time and left.
He stopped over again a few days later and asked what we thought about putting up a memorial in the 2nd District in honor of the fallen soldiers.
We said we’d love it. Marty then contacted City Councilor Dan Olson about his idea. Dan took it and ran with it, and the Workers Memorial was born. All fallen soldiers, police, highway patrol, and anyone who has died or been badly injured while at work are included. A tree is planted in their honor every year at a different location in Superior. The first annual Workers Memorial was held at Bear Creek Park in April of 2010.
By then the election was over; Marty had lost (by 13 votes), but he was still front and center at the memorial. Marty got this started; he saw it through even after he had lost his election. Marty would be a great representative for the 2nd District of Superior. Our vote is for Marty Curtiss. He’ll get things done.
Bruce and Susan Vrooman,
Editor’s note: Bruce and Susan Vrooman are the proud Gold Star parents of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Vrooman, killed in action July 15, 2008, in Operation Iraqi Freedom.