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  • Neon sign tallies war dead at Lafayette memorial

    01/11/2007 7:40:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/11/7 | Katherine Tam
    LAFAYETTE - The display of crosses across from the Lafayette BART station is now more visible at night. Organizers added a neon sign with the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. The new electric-powered neon sign sits on the lower portion of the large white sign that carries a running count of fallen troops in black numbers. There has been some discussion over whether the neon sign is "tacky" and fits the memorial, said organizer Jeff Heaton. But organizers decided to install it in light of President Bush's stated intention to send more troops to Iraq. Heaton said he...