Forever Marilyn and forever Bogert: Palm Springs needs a whole street of statues

Forever Marilyn and forever Bogert: Palm Springs needs a whole street of statues

Say thanks to public servants Each year, people come together during the first week of May to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week . It is a time to honor those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local and tribal government workers. It’s been celebrated since 1985, when President Ronald Reagan first established the week to recognize public servants. Recently, public servants have dedicated themselves to keeping our country running while simultaneously dealing with the challenges of a global pandemic. Medical professionals, postal workers, teachers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, public transport workers and many more have risked their own health to serve the American people. We should take time often, not only during this special week of May 1 to 7, to say “Thank You” to public servants for the important work they do. Glenn Flood, Palm Springs (Greater Palm Springs Chapter president, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) Palm Springs, just make a street of statues The article on the move of the Frank Bogert statue in the April 27 Desert Sun is interesting. Please explain how the Palm Springs City Council could bend over backwards to close a public street for the Marilyn statue, but some members apparently now say the Bogert statue cannot be located on public property. Here’s an idea that has not been proposed before. Since Museum Way has been closed to traffic for Marilyn, why not use the rest of it for the Bogert statue and other works of art to […]

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