Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00
Monuments are important to any village. They give them a sense of identity and uniqueness. They add enormously to the local color, plus they can be reminders of an heroic past. Just try to imagine Roslyn without the Ellen E. Ward Clock Tower greeting visitors and residents alike. Roslyn would be an entirely different village without it. Similarly, the horse tamer monument, for decades, has given Roslyn High School its own identity, while serving as a source of pride. The horse tamer has been in disrepair for several years and now sits in a facility in Glen Head. Fortunately, Roslyn High School alumni have rallied to try and save the horse tamer and to return it to its former home. The response so far has been good, but not enough for completion. Even modest contributions by any number of alumni could raise the necessary renovation funds. The details for any contributions are listed in an article in this week’s issue (“Horse Tamer Fundraising Progressing,” page one). Horse tamer restoration is a worthy cause and would add needed pride to Roslyn High School for generations to come.