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Readers' Views: A proper tribute to a tragedy

Posted 12/31/12

Editor,

Christmas Eve 2012 marked the 10-year anniversary of the terrible murders of Jean, Victoria and Elizabeth Wholaver in our community. It is important that, as a community, we keep their memories alive and, especially, keep Victoria’s …

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Readers' Views: A proper tribute to a tragedy

Posted

Editor,

Christmas Eve 2012 marked the 10-year anniversary of the terrible murders of Jean, Victoria and Elizabeth Wholaver in our community. It is important that, as a community, we keep their memories alive and, especially, keep Victoria’s daughter in our prayers as she grows up without her mother, grandmother and aunt.


While it is important that we remember these victims, it is also very important that we do so in the proper way.
Several well-meaning people have left flowers and candles in front of the former Wholaver home, which was torn down and replaced by the Lady Anna House in 2009. While well-intentioned, these tributes are confusing and even disturbing to the present family living in this home.


I would, therefore, respectfully suggest that anyone wishing to honor Jean, Victoria and Elizabeth please do so in other ways.


 Perhaps you could give flowers to your church in their memory, or give a Christmas gift to Victoria’s daughter?

                                  Herbert C. Moore                                       
                                              Harrisburg

The writer is a managing partner of Pennsylvania Properties, which owns the Lady Anna House.)