MAKE IT A HOLIDAY
Another Remembrance Day has been observed. For most people, it took place on Saturday, Nov. 11. However, on Monday, Nov. 13, banks, post offices, government buildings and some unions had the day to “observe” Remembrance Day again. What ceremonies or wreath layings were taking place for these people to attend? It’s come time that our government make Remembrance Day (and for that matter, Easter Monday) a holiday for everyone, or no one. It should not be a case of some getting a day off and others not. Legions and some groups argue that some people won’t attend the memorial services and just use it as a “day off”. Many people get Christmas Day off and don’t celebrate or attend church and treat it just as a “day off”. So how is this different? Why should those who are paid from the taxpayers’ purse have a day off while those paying their wage go to work as usual? It’s time that some level of government makes a solid decision and makes it a holiday for everyone on Nov. 11.
TORONTO (The day off has mostly been negotiated by unions and is irrelevant to the issue of honouring war vets. We prefer the status quo)