Volume 93, Issue 42

Friday, November 12, 1999


OPINIONS

A surplus of priorities

The Gazette spoon-feeds pablum

One really expensive utensil

"Roller" vandalism saddening

EsseX-Files getting out of hand

Centre Spot in search of G-spot?

Gazette columnists need help

Walden's comments audacious

Dialogue needed for diversity

Sacrifices have been forgotten

"Roller" vandalism saddening



Re: "Vandals deface the Holy Roller in Victoria Park" Nov. 9



To the Editor:

I was greatly saddened to read about the vandalism of "Holy Roller" this weekend. Such an act of utter contempt to those who willingly went to their deaths to defend our freedom is hardly to be believed.

This person, or these persons, were not only spitting upon the graves of our brave heroes, but also tarnishing the honour of our entire nation.

"Homes not bombs" was one of the slogans which these cowardly individuals painted upon the tank rests in Victoria Park as a tribute to those who fought and fell for Canada. It was through the selflessness of over one million Canadians in uniform that we even have a home.

Two weeks out of every year we wear a poppy to remember the over 100,000 brave Canadians who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For one day we are asked to pause for two minutes of silence. In particular, we should remember the students of this great institution who went to their deaths.

I would also like to publicly thank one of my professors, who rescheduled her class in order to allow us to attend the ceremonies in Victoria Park. This is the second year in a row that I have been fortunate enough to have a professor who understands the importance of this solemn occasion.

For the last time of this millennium, let us pause and reflect about our freedom. Let us reflect about the price that was paid for this freedom. Lest we forget.

Geoffrey Pollock
Law I



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