NJ war monument's Christmas lights draw reprisals

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Posted: Nov 23, 2011 9:28 AM
NJ war monument's Christmas lights draw reprisals

Officials in a New Jersey town have decided to decorate a Civil War monument with Christmas lights and garland despite complaints that it's disrespectful.

The lights will be strung from the monument in Hightstown in the shape of a Christmas tree and will be turned on during a ceremony on Friday evening.

All but one member of the town's Historic Preservation Commission resigned over the plan. The lone holdout had proposed the idea to the town council.

Councilwoman Isabel McGinty told The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/syHlSo) that opponents should reserve judgment until they see the completed project.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times