Memorial warrants full support
The proposal to erect a war memorial at Green Cove to Canada’s military is one warranting full support.
Nothing about the project in any way detracts from existing memorials nor the names commemorated there-on.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains cemeteries and memorials to the missing in more than 150 countries, including those of former foes, and I would fully expect their wealth of information on land use would be available to the proposers of the envisioned memorial.
It is not the intention that it have the aspect of an amusement centre. Rather, that it offer a place of dignity, beauty and tranquility where visitors may reflect upon ordinary people who achieved extra-ordinary things, upon the sacrifices they made, all too frequently the ultimate. To remember with gratitude the many blessings which Canadians enjoy, yet all too often accept as being a right, rather than priceless gifts, dearly bought.
Doug Stallard New Glasgow