Kathy Moss addressed the Glen Rose City Council during citizenís comments about the proposed move of the Rhett Butler Monument. She advised the council that Butlerís mother Sereta Ramsey was unaware of the plan to move the monument until Moss notified her.
ďHis mom is a close friend of mine and she didnít know a thing about it until I told her,Ē Moss said.
Moss said more forethought should be used when deciding where to place the monument and said the family should be involved in the decision making process. She also said a new dedication ceremony should be conducted whenever a permanent location is established.
She offered the council a few ideas about possible alternatives or additions to the monument, such as adding his photo to the structure.
Moss said she was in favor of moving Butlerís monument to Heritage Park and expanding it to include all fallen service men and women from the area.
Moss wrote a letter to the editor that ran in the Jan. 7 edition of the Reporter. She also addressed the Somervell County Commissionerís Court at their regular meeting Monday morning.
The city council and commissioners both discussed moving the monument in December.
Jeff Knowles, who owns the property where the memorial now sits, said Heritage Park would be a more suitable location and has offered to pay for the move.
The memorial was built on Rhett Butler Boulevard and dedicated on May 10. The boulevard runs adjacent to Americaís Best Value hotel, located between Van Zandt Street and US Highway 67.