Letter – To honour our war dead

Thanks to Monday Magazine for bringing to public attention the opportunity we have to honour our war dead at Victoria High School, forever.

To honour our war dead

Thanks to Monday Magazine for bringing to public attention the opportunity we have to honour our war dead at Victoria High School, forever.  We must give real meaning to our annual Remembrance Day pledge “Lest we forget.”  Memorial trees have a higher standard for longevity — beyond 200 years — than park or street trees. Second, we must see every side of an issue, and through mutual respect work together to achieve a common goal. Seeking and sharing reliable information will release the power and potential of the possibilities in every situation.  Third, by keeping our eyes on our shared outcomes, everyone can gain in some way — but we must give to get. On Shelbourne Street (once known as Memorial Avenue) immediately post First World War,  long and short lived trees were planted close together, and as time passed and the trees grew, the long lived London Plane Memorial Trees prevailed. Today we have a magnificent boulevard that will honour our war dead, for a long time, at lower risk and lower cost than if only short lived, vulnerable trees were chosen. If we do our part at Victoria High, the trees will do theirs.

Ray Travers,Victoria

 

Just Posted

Emerging Sooke filmmaker takes spotlight with special award

Mary Galloway creates her own opportunities

Government House gala a great time to announce new Langham Court season

Production chair Alan Penty unveils 90-year-old theatre company’s plans for the coming year

Wild about nature photos: Royal B.C. Museum set to kick off annual exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners, finalists’ works on display starting Friday

REVIEW: Allan Reid finds a meal fit for a king

Monday’s intrepid restaurant reviewer gets the royal treatment at the Fireside Grill

FILM FEST WRAP: Your winners, reviewer’s favourites make for differing lists

Kyle Wells takes a look back on the Victoria Film Festival’s 25th anniversary event

Seedy Saturday blossoms at Victoria Conference Centre this weekend

Speakers cover wide range of topics, including how to utilize small spaces for gardening

Port Alberni production tells real stories of casual racism

Divided We Fall coming to ADSS and the Capitol Theatre

Women dominated in Grammys nominations, but will they win?

This year’s nominees mark a departure from the 2018 Grammys

Most Read