Hats off to the Olympic Torch Restoration Committee and all the volunteers who have worked hard to make the relighting of the torch event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, happen.
In addition, the plan to build a new observation deck in honor of Godfrey Dewey, who was mainly responsible for bringing the 1932 Winter Olympics to Lake Placid, is truly an exceptional move.
In regard to the torch lighting, this awesome symbolic gesture epitomizes all that Lake Placid has come to represent, as this small community is truly an Olympic beacon. Standing near the base of the torch as it burns with the Olympic flame, one cannot help but feel a sense of what makes Lake Placid unique.
As the torch burns over the weekend, each and every Lake Placidian and visitor should stop at the torch and for a moment ponder just what the Olympic Games mean, and wish all the athletes who are competing — whether from the area or not — the best of luck. Hopefully, Lake Placid’s athletes will come out on top.
All those who have helped get the torch lit — and will continue to work to keep it lit— thank you for your hard work. A simple thanks on this page is not enough to show the gratitude the Lake Placid community feels toward such efforts. Therefore, let’s turn out in droves for the event this weekend and keep the spirit of the Olympics burning brightly in the Olympic Village.