A Sept. 9 letter to the editor addressed my Sept. 5 Red Deer Life column’s comparison between eco-stunts and IED attacks on our soldiers.
I apologize if my point was lost on the writer, or any other readers for this comparison, but I also feel that my larger point was overlooked by the writer.
My comparison was based upon the notion that actions of small groups can have a huge effect on a country. My use of the word “profound” to describe the impact of an IED may have been too understated to describe the devastation of these weapons because, every time a soldier falls, a family and a nation mourns.
I am personally acquainted with some of the families of young soldiers, including a young guy who didn’t make it home. If my column was a careless use of a comparison, then I apologize to the letter writer and anybody else who may have misunderstood my intentions.
I have an enormous level of respect for those that choose to serve their country in such a noble fashion.