Thanks, Jon Manchester, for your editorial Don't mess with Nov. 11.
We have given up far too much already. My grandparents wouldn't recognize their Canada now and would probably throw up if they heard the latest demands.
When I taught school 58 years ago, a family requested their children be removed from the weekly 30-minute Bible reading.
Our wise principal agreed that we send those kids to the library to read. We didn't reorganize the timetable.
We must not remove Remembrance Day. It is one of Canada's most important traditions.
How can any Canadian forget that we lost over 66,000 men in the First World War and 44,000 in the second? Young, brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedom here at home and
to help other nations far away have peace.
Most of us have felt the loss of those lives through friendships or the loss of a family member.
For the past eight years, I have spoken to 500 children at an elementary Remembrance Day assembly. I hope it is never removed from our children's curriculum across our great country.
Those who disagree or find it offensive should not be forced to attend, but kindly go to the library or stay home from school for the day. After all, it is a holiday and our tradition.