A gar­den would be a bet­ter me­mo­rial

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Bal­loons for Jas­mine (May 19)

My heart goes out to Jas­min’s fam­ily and all those peo­ple who knew her. As a par­ent my­self, I can­not imag­ine a worse tragedy.

Even though it was done by the or­ga­nizer and par­tic­i­pants with good in­ten­tions, the bal­loon re­lease ul­ti­mately re­sulted in prob­a­ble harm to both an­i­mals and the en­vi­ron­ment, as what goes up must come down. A tree or gar­den planted in a loved one’s mem­ory is a much longer last­ing com­mem­o­ra­tion and is also a pos­i­tive for our frag­ile ecosys­tem. Re­spect­fully … Jac­qui Lamb, Hamil­ton

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