Opinion

Seeing both sides of: non-service members marching

The case for

The reasons we mark Remembrance Day are passing from first-hand knowledge.

But it is crucial the next generations do not forget.

That is why it was great seeing groups of non-military youth marching in the parade last week.

Participating means so much more than observing. This step will help keep an important tradition alive.

 

The case against

Remembrance Day is, and should be, a somber affair.

This is not a Duncan Summer Festival celebration where everyone should join in the march and wave at the crowd. It’s designed to honour and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who are willing to do the same.

They made a sacrifice that set them apart. The march should do the same.

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