Letter: Agenda too narrow for partnerships

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The National Park Service is trying to destroy the Pearson Air Museum. I believe Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Superintendent Tracy Fortmann, in particular, has had an agenda for years to remove Pearson.

The museum has been an important part of our community and quite successful in presenting U.S. air history, especially featuring local historic events. But the NPS officials now try to destroy something that didn't cost them a dime and may have helped them in many ways. National Park Service, you have won no great victory by eliminating something that meant so much to our local community.

I will not willingly support an organization that felt a need to crush something that meaningful simply because it wasn't part of their "national" agenda. So much for local community partnerships. That term seems to be meaningless to the National Park Service.

Greg Beck

Vancouver