The recently televised meeting of the Danville City Commission meeting where the questions were asked about the cemetery and all of the advice given by several people should have been filmed in Hollywood. It seemed that all of the stars were well-informed on what to say, because all their answers were pretty much the same.
A lot of truth was spoken at the meeting, but a bit of untruth also was spoken. One city official asked why Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home was not represented. The answer given was, "They are not local and don't care what happens in Danville." I have to disagree with that answer. The reason I disagree is because it is not true.
Everyone on staff at Preston-Pruitt is a local resident. When Mayor Bowling's office called me and asked me to pull the switch on the Christmas tree and light up the City of Danville, he called my home in Danville, not Houston, Texas. He didn't call me to ask what I wanted to do, but because I, like several others, gave three of the best years of my life in World War II to make the United States of America, and my hometown of Danville, a better and safer place to live.