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Manitoba students can opt out of Remembrance Day ceremonies
I agree with Wheels, there is no religion or reason anybody should feel they can opt out of showing respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrafice. The men and women sent into harms way did not make the policy or even have a say where they were going or who was the enemy. They were, are and will be tools of the government to use as it seems fit. If the safety and security of this country or that of it's allies are at risk then we must fight.
Rememberance Day is to remember those who, maybe a month before, couldn't even locate the country they were in on a map. They were there to do a job even if it cost them their lives.
What I find interesting is those saying they don't want to show respect owe this right in itself to these brave men and woman who died for every right we enjoy, whether we agree with them or not.
Personally I think it must be law that every citizen and person within our borders on November 11 must give the respect to those who have fallen for our rights and freedoms. Failure to do so should result in a fine and possible expulsion from this country. Does this sound extreme? Not when you have had a relative buried in a far off foreign land.
Redneck Larry, 2012-11-12 17:21:08
There are people and so-called religion's who want to kill us all.
Dave, 2012-11-11 11:48:07
Remember...our right to choose for ourself...
Not whether we hold vets in esteme.
jean, 2012-11-10 12:13:30
CanadianKimchi, 2009-12-08 00:44:24
, 2009-12-06 11:36:59
poor thing, at-least its finally being honest about itself.
beakie, 2009-12-07 13:33:17