Re: Cannons get another shot
I was at the Capitol on the 17th. The fact that we have the flags is remarkable; their condition is, as you say, deplorable. One cannon, at least, would make a wonderful addition to the other items on display there.
This community knows from the years of work in battlefield preservation that education is the first step in raising awareness, commitment and funds.
As you're aware, legislators don't 'foot the bill', the citizens do, and I haven't exactly heard a great hue and cry rising from the masses to demand the preservation of these artifacts.
That said, how many groups are there in NH who'd be interested and willing to take on this project and perhaps plan an educational / fundraising event to save the flags and restore the cannon? There aren't exactly large numbers of CW related events in New England in general; so would any of NH's neighbors be interested in assisting with an effort of this sort?
Just my 2 cents - hoping to spark some discussion and ideas....