Letter to the Editor

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Thanks to all who supported monument

That a group of local citizens supported by our representatives in Washington managed to get President Obama, in his final days in office, to designate four sites in Beaufort County as part of a national monument to Reconstruction is simply amazing.  

It brings to mind the following final portion of Edgar Albert Guest poem “It Couldn’t Be Done”

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to point out to you one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start to sing as you tackle the thing

That “couldn’t be done” and you’ll do it.

To each individual who led the campaign, signed a petition or contacted an elected representative to allow it to happen, thank you. 

Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association