Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Hmmm, Rendell ... didn't he want to block the over-seas military vote by proxy?
- Local legislators and community leaders are mounting an offensive to reverse the Pentagon's recommendation that the Willow Grove air base be closed.
Gov. Rendell will speak at a "Save Our Base Day" rally on June 27 at Hatboro-Horsham High School, where people will be urged to sign and write anti-base closing petitions and letters.
- "We are in high gear," State Rep. Eugene McGill (R., Montgomery) said. About 3,000 people already have signed petitions urging that the base, established during World War II, be kept open.
McGill and Shapiro, along with State Rep. Sue Cornell (R., Montgomery), said they believe the commission is not fully aware how crucial Willow Grove is in the war on terrorism here and abroad.
The base, which has units from all the military services, has played a vital role in the post-9/11 military mobilization, they said.