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Mentality of this town
By Andrew Hamilton


February 06, 2006

First, I would just like to say that I think the mentality of this town is quiet sad. Second, I would like to say that yes this man "Stephen Freeman" did everything right when he crashed, is due honorable mention for those actions, and it is very unfortunate that he did not survive the accident.

So let me touch on the first part. I think it is quiet sad that so much effort is going into recognizing "Stephen Freeman" as a hero. Now don't get me wrong I am not criticizing this man, I am criticizing how much effort is going into recognizing him. Like today, February 3rd, being recognized as Steve Freeman day. Why isn't the city putting together a major effort to help Larry Mestas get a new home and life started? This man lost practically everything he had, and his family was almost killed in the process. Now I do not mean to sound like nobody is doing anything for Larry, because there are a LOT of people in this town who take care of their own and are helping the victims in many ways. But I think it is pretty disrespectful to the Mestas family that SO MUCH effort is going to honoring this man, and not enough going to taking care of our own citizens.

My condolences to the Freeman family.

Andrew Hamilton
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Andrew Hamilton was born and raised in Ketchikan.


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