While I support the organization’s efforts I do have a few concerns. First, I imagine that the cost-effectiveness of such a venture will have to be demonstrated. If the city’s hesitation is a reflection of the ambivalence of the local population than they will need to show that this will not place a heavy burden on the taxpayers. After all, it’s their money and if they do not want it to go to such a project than that’s the end of it. My bigger concern, however, is with the marking of graves. The SCV has shown utter incompetency when marking soldier graves in the past, especially the marking of so-called black Confederates. I would hope that some type of oversight will be exercised by the city to ensure that those buried are not used as propaganda in the SCV’s ongoing campaign to beautify its image. One must wonder how many black Confederates are buried in Oakwood.
Other than that this seems to be a worthwhile project that will benefit the city and state.