+yawppy Posted February 17, 2009 Share Posted February 17, 2009 I am just curious as to what the caching community feels about tribute caches. For or against them. Right or Wrong. the reason Is below pretty much the whole story: Recently I found the coolest cemetery cache since I started caching. This was at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, usually cemetery caches are ok, usually they are located on the out skirts. I am fine with them. I seen a cache on the GPS'r, did an Iphon map search, and realized it was with in the cemetery grounds. To me that seemed bad and dis-respectful to our Veterans whom have fought for our country. Reading the listing, it appeared to be on a trail. So I went, and was pleasantly pleased with it, being a great memorial cemetery, with a trail system. As I was leaving, down the road, was a prk of sorts across from the RI Veterans Cemetery, had a cool spot for a cache. Iphoned for close by caches, not a one with in .4 miles. cool, popped open the trunk. selected one of the many pre-mde caches, and proceeded to hide it. Cool. Being a military brat, with a family full of military service, this was the best. The cache listing intro went like this: "Cache is located in a haunted location. CORDS above will lead you to hallowed ground, a place to say Thank-you to our past, present and future Veterans, and Service men and women." It was not published. the following was posted: 1. Please give me a little more information on how and where the cache is placed, particularly the nature of the memorial. 2. We do not publish cache pages that honor or memorialize people as such things constitute a social agenda. We're not saying that any of us personally dishonor veterans or members of the armed forces, but if we allow cache pages honoring one group we would have to allow cache pages that honor all groups - and that could lead us to a place where we do not to be. When you are ready to have the cache page reviewed again, please click on the enable listing link in the navigation pane or check the active box on the cache edit page. Thank you for your understanding. Groundspeak volunteer reviewer I shortened the intro: "CORDS above will lead you to hallowed ground, a place to say Thank-you to our past, present and future Veterans, and Service men and women." Reviewer note I stated that it was in a park located outside the cemetery, and that it was not a memorial with in the cemetery, or tribute to a single person, or group. Response back: Yawppy, it will be necessary to remove the sentence below. CORDS above will lead you to hallowed ground, a place to say Thank-you to our past, present and future Veterans, and Service men and women. [view this log on a separate page] I responded back, after removing the intro with: Seems a bit too politically correct for my liking. How ever it is not you I am just ranting to, rather I am speaking of g.s policy that you are enforcing, it is just not right. I still can not understand as to why we can not pay tribute to the service men and women whom are fighting, or have given their lives , makes no sense, esp when there are tribute caches for dead friends family, pets and just recently vampires. Being a vet of the First Gulf War, and having my Grandpa serving in WWII, Dad serving in the Vietnam War, and currently a Sister, and Brother-In-Law serving in Iraq, and Afghanistan, as are some friends, this is a touchy subject for me. I apologize, but I just have to protest this. Being politically correct is just another form of prejudice , my opinion of course, but seems correct. K that is all, once again I apologize but feel the need to change my cache intro under protest is the right way to go, the fight never ends. =================================================================== K I have stated my case, yes this is a hobby, but was there really anything wrong with this or any other tribute cache? As I have stated, I have visited caches where a guy's best budy was rn over by a tractor, another was a tragic car accident, and of course several lost pets, and then there are the cemetery tributes to vampires, or famous unknown graves. Quote Link to comment
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