Veterans Don't Want DISTURBED's MUSIC AS A WEAPON Tour Near Green Bay Memorial

Patti Zarling of Green Bay Press-Gazette reports: Veterans say a festival that could include tobacco sampling, a tattoo parlor and heavy metal music doesn't belong near the Brown County Veterans Memorial on Armed Forces Drive [in Green Bay, Wisconsin].

The village recently approved a permit for the [DISTURBED-headlined] Music as a Weapon event, set to take place 2-6 p.m. May 17 at the Resch Center. Organizers say the event won't happen near the memorial, which sits on the corner of South Oneida Street and Armed Forces Drive, but some vets are wary the scene will mock the memorial.

"That is sacred land to the veterans," World War II veteran Bob Young told the Village Board. "They don't like to see it abused."

The veterans' concern comes on the heels of their displeasure last summer with a miniature golf course constructed almost immediately under the memorial. At that time, PMI Entertainment Group, which manages the Resch Center, shut down the mini-golf and promised not to crowd the memorial.

Read the entire article from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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