As the parent of Rory Hrbacek, one of the three boys killed on Pioneer Trail on Feb. 2, 1991, I became the founder of The Children's Memorial on Highway 50 at Wildwood Avenue. Over the years the memorial has grown from the original 34 names on the log to 226 nameplates. Since its dedication, these nameplates have been subjected to rain, snow and sprinklers. The appearance of them has changed noticeably in some cases. I visited Tahoe over Thanksgiving and went to The Children's Memorial. I was stunned to see that all of the nameplates on the front of the log had been refurbished. They all looked new. The difference between the nameplates on the front and back of the log was almost startling. I thanked the city's Parks and Recreation Department for doing this. I was surprised to learn that they did not know who did this as they had not. There is an angel or angels in the community that I wish to thank. I couldn't get over the condition of these nameplates during the summer. Someone else must have noticed what was happening and took it upon themselves to perform this labor of love. I have so much to be thankful for and this is at the top of my list. May you be blessed with the true spirit of this holiday season as I have been. Sue Hrbacek MillerIvins, Utah
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