I agree with the Sept. 27 letter regarding a "grand statement" welcoming people to Hilton Head Island.
I have been a property owner for 36 years. Even now, as a permanent resident for 30 years, when I cross the bridges to Jenkins Island and soon to Hilton Head Island, the smell of the ocean and marshes tells me I am entering a very special place. There are no oceanside highways. There are still views of local residents' homes, the charm of the Lowountry and magnificent live oaks draped with Spanish moss.
Can we just leave this unpretentious statement as it is? The town has presented in the past some not so very good ideas for parks and local art, including the complete failure of the Compass Rose Park and the "three wild horses" along William Hilton Parkway.
Give us back the pancake house on New Orleans Road, and perhaps the horses would better identify with Aiken.
Donald R. Caudill
Hilton Head Island