An all-inclusive remembrance

I have just returned from the Remembrance Day services in Procter.

I have just returned from the Remembrance Day services in Procter. It was good to see the crowd — both young and old — standing quietly in the rain listening to the speaker and the singers. We need to remember those who sacrificed their lives for Canadians, but why was it so heavy handed in the Christian rhetoric? Canadians aren’t fighting religious wars. Christians, Jews, Muslims and others have all fought in our armed forces, have all died for us. The audience was not made up of just Christians either. It’s time to change our public services to truly reflect what all Canadian citizens believe in. We can pray, reflect and be thankful without excluding many non-Christian but proud Canadians.

Jane Merks

Balfour

 

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