Pa­rade for re­tail

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

Re­gard­ing Cate Lis­ter’s let­ter

Let’s fete peace on earth (Nov. 6) on the Santa Claus pa­rade be­fore Re­mem­brance Day.

Re­mem­brance Day is a solemn time to ac­knowl­edge the sol­diers who sac­ri­ficed their lives for the sake of oth­ers. It’s like go­ing to a fu­neral and memo­ri­al­iz­ing some­one who has just died ex­cept we are memo­ri­al­iz­ing all the fallen sol­diers.

We live in a so­ci­ety based on dol­lars and cents. It seems profit takes place over the most im­por­tant thing in life, which is un­der­stand­ing what th­ese in­di­vid­u­als went through dur­ing bat­tle.

The Santa Claus pa­rade is just a time to get peo­ple out Christ­mas shop­ping to meet profit mar­gins for re­tail­ers. Re­mem­brance Day should come be­fore Christ­mas and a fed­eral law should be put into ef­fect that any re­tailer who dec­o­rates and cel­e­brates be­fore Re­mem­brance Day should be fined for do­ing so. Bryan Muzy­lowsky Lon­don

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