I’ve passed a little memorial tree in a county park near me for years; it had always been decorated just for Christmas like a little Charlie Brown tree, but after 9-11 it was regularly decorated for military and patriotic holidays. Recently, this cat figure was added, and I’d love to know why. Has a veteran lost their cat? Have we lost a veteran and their cat? Has it become an all-purpose memorial site?
I’ve never met anyone who knew the identity of the person who has decorated this tree for so many years, and aside from adding a camera to the site, or a chance meeting with someone which will sometimes happen when we need to know something, I don’t think I’ll ever find out who has instituted and maintains this.