Yes, I read the warning... but I'm going to post here anyway. I don't want to start a new thread just 'cause of stupid people doing stupid things, but if the mods want to move this to it's own thread, go ahead.
Anyway, here it is;
[quote source=facebook group: Say NO to Anti-War Protests at Veteran's Green!]
On Saturday October 27, 2007 a group called "Anti-War @ Laurier" is planning an Anti-War protest. This group intends to hold this protest at Veteran's Green Park in Waterloo, ON which is also the site of the Canadian Veterans Memorial.
The Canadian Veterans Memorial was developed to pay tribute to the throusands of Canadian men and women who served, and countinue to serve our country, and before that our Commonwealth, so that we may live with the freedom we enjoy today.
Veterans Green is a place where people can assemble to reflect and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for us to enjoy the freedoms we have today. Why take away from that and protest war? It's just not the right place!
We aren't saying no to protesting war, what we are saying is that THIS PARK, and the CANADIAN VETERANS MEMORIAL are not the place to do it!
Please don't let them take away from the significance of this memorial by having their protest there! Say no to protesting at the Veterans' Green!!!!!
The source for this group and the info is very good, as she was involved in the original unveiling of the CVM (She's sitting next to me in the pictures)..
This is one of those things that make me believe some University faculty are so close minded and so locked into Anti-war political rhetoric that all they teach is ignorance.
Either that, or these students are just hypocritical idiots. I hope they realize that the place they chose to hold their protest is dedicated to those who made their right to protest possible by giving their lives.
Anyway, it's not all bad news coming from the CVM;
On 04 NOV 07 at 0930h, there will be a memorial service held at the CVM in Veterans Green. I've been asked to play the lament, and will be there.