Honoring veterans as monuments decay, funds dry up

Honoring veterans as monuments decay,

funds dry up


5.27.2013_1In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, World War Memorial Stadium is shown in Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro residents have been grappling with what to do with the city’s decaying tribute to the soldiers of World War I. The Greensboro World War Memorial Stadium hosted minor league baseball for decades and even served as a location for notable sports films such as “Leatherheads” and “Bull Durham.” Yet, despite continued use by kids and college-level athletes, the structure is falling into disrepair. (AP Photo/News & Record, Scott Hoffmann)


This May 23, 2013 photo shows the gate to the Waikiki Natatorium in Honolulu. A few glance curiously at the crumbling Waikiki Natatorium, a salt water pool built in 1927 as a memorial to the 10,000 soldiers from Hawaii who served in World War I. But the monument’s gray walls are caked with salt and rust, and passersby are quickly diverted by the lure of sand and waves. The faded structure has been closed to the public since 1979, the object of seemingly endless debate over whether it should be demolished or restored to its former glory. (AP Photo/Anita Hofschneider)


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