I would like to clarify some of the information concerning the memorial which has been placed at Wheeling Park High School.
This was the dream of former Superintendent George Krelis and was passed by the Ohio County Board of Education in the spring of 2012. Mr. Krelis discussed his desire to recognize all Park graduates who have served their country. As a member of the school board, I made the motion and it was seconded by Mr. Mallett and approved by all board members.
Our desire was to recognize all Park graduates who have served their country. It was understood that the administration would make every effort to obtain a list of names of every graduate who served in the military since 1977.
The memorial is outstanding and I believe Mr. Krelis should receive the proper recognition for his desire to recognize and honor all those who have served. Every effort should be made to place the names of all who have served their country on the memorial.