Vandals show little care, education
I was saddened to arrive at Red Deer’s Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery recently, going to pay respect to my mother and her family (the pioneers who built this city and fought for our freedom) to find it vandalized and trashed.
What does this say about our future? The cowardly act shows lack of respect for our/my family members, living and passed on, a lack of respect for our community and its history, and a lack of self-respect among the culprits that have nothing better to do with their lives.
My family, the Hermarys, who lay at rest in this cemetery, were founding members of one of the school boards. They believed that the foundation for a respectful society was through the education of our children.
Has our current system let my forefathers down by not teaching local history so our children understand and appreciate their contributions and inspire them to play a role in this?
To the vandals: go to school and show some respect for yourselves and your community.
Perhaps someone can read this letter to them.