Souvenir offerings leave readers ‘disgusted and reviled’
Editor’s note: The full version of this letter, which includes a list of proposed souvenirs, is published at www.cbpost.com
I have just read Rose Courage’s letter, ‘ Souvenir Sales Disrespectful’ ( July 25, 2015), and with some difficulty, followed the link in her letter to the Industry Canada website to see the entire list of goods approved for sale.
I and my wife, like Ms. Courage, are disgusted and reviled that such a proposed memorial would stoop to recover costs by offering these items for sale.
We have had the privilege of visiting the Vimy Ridge Memorial, and I can assure you that although there are some souvenirs for sale on the site, the inventory is nowhere near as comprehensive as the above list.
Further, it should be noted that the main part of the Vimy monument is about 27 metres in height, while the female statue upon which the Mother Canada statue is supposedly based stands a mere three to four metres. Phil & Anne Irons Sydney