Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2014

Save post office

A recent article about saving the downtown post office dated the building’s construction to 1933. (See: Downtown post office may soon be for sale,” Jan. 3) The picture included is of the plaque honoring Confederate veterans.

A recent article about saving the downtown post office dated the building’s construction to 1933. (See: Downtown post office may soon be for sale,” Jan. 3) The picture included is of the plaque honoring Confederate veterans.

The plaque was the brainchild of Rosa Meador Pulliam, my great-grandmother and my children’s great-great-grandmother. Rosa traveled to Washington, D.C., and obtained consent from postal officials to place a plaque in the Fort Worth building.

It is the only plaque honoring Confederate veterans in a U.S. public building. As such, the building and the plaque should be declared “historic,” allowing the plaque to share the honored place it deserves. Rosa’s granddaughter, Ruth Helm, designed the plaque.

— Wilma Helm, Fort Worth

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