Letters to the Editor

Lt. Dan Weekend grant an issue for next year

There may be some confusion as to Beaufort County's participation in the funding of the most worthyLt. Dan Weekend, which brings injured veterans to Beaufort for a four-day weekend.

With respect to this September's event, the county, having previously contributed $10,000, was assured that it was now fully funded, and if needed, the county administration is prepared to make a contribution from the general fund.

At issue is funding for next year. Rather than rushing to a decision on an arbitrary amount, it is prudent (since time is not of the essence) to consider an appropriate amount in due course for next year.

I trust that our community, particularly our veterans, our wounded warriors and Gary Sinise recognize that County Council fully supports this most precious cause.

Stu Rodman

Finance Committee chairman

Beaufort County Council

Hilton Head Island