Me­mo­rial war­rants full sup­port

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

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

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