Morris gave up his home out of respect for the president. The National Park Service seems unwilling to make even the smallest sacrifice to honor these men, the office they held, and the other people who worked there (Commentary, April 7). The Park Service steadfastly refuses to mark the President's House in Philadelphia properly. The reasons they give are not convincing. They say it would be "confusing." They say no one asked them to mark the house. They want to treat the President's House just like any other building in town. Comrade Washington anyone?
The Park Service is planning a large paved area where visitors can gather before they go into the new Liberty Bell Pavilion. That paved area is exactly where the President's House stood. It is hard to imagine why they refuse to mark the location with a simple, low-cost floor plan of the Presidents' House in this plaza.