It’s time to move Red Deer’s cenotaph

Doug McNeely, secretary-treasurer for the Korean Veterans Association, would like Red Deer’s cenotaph moved to City Hall Park. That’s a great idea. It makes sense.

Doug McNeely, secretary-treasurer for the Korean Veterans Association, would like Red Deer’s cenotaph moved to City Hall Park.

That’s a great idea. It makes sense.

Any expense involved is insignificant considering how much money the City of Red Deer spent to move the civic yards.

It appears lately too often that the three levels of government are quick to approve major projects that will tie a politician’s name or their party name to them while overlooking smaller practical projects.

No one deserves to see the cenotaph moved more than the veterans and seniors of Red Deer and Central Alberta.

Write city council and suggest they quit stalling as they have been contacted by McNeely’s association and there has been no direction given yet.

It is disturbing that businesses in Red Deer cannot at least stay closed on Nov. 11 until after 11 a.m. in honour of veterans.

I do not come from a military family background, but this gesture of respect, no matter the expense, appears logical.

Rob McIver

Red Deer

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