Plan to move WWII memorial at Mamaroneck H.S. heads back to court

Controversial plans to move a veterans memorial at Mamaroneck High School was back in court Monday.

The Mamaroneck School District is trying to overturn a ruling that prevents them from moving the memorial. The Richard Kemper Memorial dates back to the end of WWII. Kemper was a soldier who died in the war and his family donated the land to the school district to honor all local veterans. The Mamaroneck school board wants to move the memorial about 40 yards to make room for a new soccer field and parking lot. The Kemper family, veterans groups and students protested the board?s plans in June and won in court. However, the district is appealing. In an effort to prevent the memorial from ever being moved, an attorney for the Kemper family says performing a touch down dance in the end zone or driving a car on the land would not honor the dead.

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