Posted by Brian Belding, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm
I am looking forward to attending the ceremony on Tuesday with a number of my students from Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto. They are very excited and honored to be able to share in such an important day for a true hero. To be recognized 66 years later is a beautiful way to rectify past injustices. There is nothing positive to gain from complaining about the unfair treatment others received in the past, but this ceremony is a beneficial way to begin to acknowledge to mistakes made in the past and point out to others (especially young people!) that through the hard work of a few concerned citizens (spearheaded by Sheila Dunec!), positive change can be made in society without anger, hatred, name-calling, or violence. A simple recognition can be very powerful, and I look forward to attending!