If you have not been down to Hilton Head Island's veterans monument at Shelter Cove recently, it would be well worth your time to go there and see how beautifully it has been upgraded.
In the past year, the paver directory has been established and posted, the landscaping has been significantly improved, and most noteworthy of all, the original pavers -- engraved or not -- have been replaced with high quality clay pavers. The new pavers have been laser engraved and are guaranteed not to wash out for many years as happened with the previous ones made of concrete. The change in appearance and quality is significant.
All too often, we are quick to criticize the town and its staff for the slightest shortcomings or problems we assume are their responsibility. Rarely is credit given for the good things they do.
I have had the pleasure of working with them on this project and would like to thank the entire staff at Facilities Management for their patience and perseverance in seeing through this project. In particular, I would commend Julian Walls, facilities manager, and James Barron, lead facilities technician, both of whom worked through numerous obstacles to make this happen. And certainly I thank the Town of Hilton Head Island for its loyal support to our veterans causes.
If interested in purchasing a paver, you can contact the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry at 843-681-9100 for details and an application.
Alexander Wattay Sr.
Hilton Head Island