Sad reflection on the original purpose

THE Great War (1914-1918) was meant to be the war to end all wars and Armistice Day started in 1919 as an annual reminder of how devastating war is on our communities

THE Great War (1914-1918) was meant to be the war to end all wars and Armistice Day started in 1919 as an annual reminder of how devastating war is on our communities. This weekend saw again parades in Weston. And like previous years, there were young people (cadets?) bearing arms walking along our streets.Encouraging young people to glorify armaments and warfare in this way is a sad reflection on the original purpose of Armistice Day. By all means honour those who fought to maintain our liberty - but let us do it by working for peaceful resolution of conflicts rather than re-creating the context of warfare. Arming young people is contrary to the spirit of the protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Chid. Let us encourage our young people to work for peace rather than resorting to arms.ALAN RAYNERSouthside Mansions, Weston


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