January 27, 2013
Rev. Jim Pall is upset.
Every day on his way to work as chaplain at the State Correctional Institute at Dallas, he passes the sign on the Dallas Highway in front of the Elmcrest Development. And every day, he notices the sign is in need or repair. He would like to see someone take on repair of the sign as a project.
Rev. Pall, whose mother, Jean Marie Pall, was the justice of the peace in the Back Mountain at one time, remembers when the sign was erected. Because there were so many accidents on the highway at the time and so many people were either injured or killed in those accidents, Pall thought, for the longest time, that the sign was erected to honor them.
It wasn't until he became a young man that he came to understand the sign pays homage to service men and women, first responders and the heroic.
Rev. Pall and The Dallas Post are seeking someone – perhaps a high school student working on a senior completion project or a Boy Scout hoping to earn his Eagle Scout badge – to take on repair of this sign as their project.
But we're wondering – who erected the sign in the first place, who funded it and who owns the land where it sits?
If you can answer any of these questions or you're interested in taking on the repair of the sign, call The Dallas Post at 675-5211 and we'll help you get started.