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Sarasota Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009 6 years ago

Statue supporters refuse to surrender

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by: Robin Roy City Editor

An online petition drive in support of keeping the Unconditional Surrender statue on the bayfront has resulted in more than 250 e-mails being sent to city commissioners.

After an anonymous World War II veteran offered to buy the statue, a Web site called SaveTheSailor.com was created.

Rich Swier Jr., the son of the Sarasota County Veterans Commission President Rich Swier, created the site, which allows visitors to sign a petition to show their support.

When someone signs the petition, an e-mail is sent to all city commissioners. As of June 23, there were 266 e-mails in commissioners’ inboxes.

Contact Robin Roy at rroy@yourobserver.com.

 

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