Condition of flag was disappointing

We were disappointed in the condition of the flag that was flying, with the edges all tattered.

Dear Editor:

My husband and I had out of town guests who came to visit especially to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies with us.

The gentleman is a retired RCMP officer. We were all pleased to see the great turnout of local residents.

However, we were disappointed in the condition of the flag that was flying, with the edges all tattered.

Surely the city could have put up a new flag for this momentous occasion.

Also, the PA system was, from where we were standing, virtually useless. We could not hear anything said and had no idea who was laying the wreaths.

This should also be replaced.

Possibly the city should review where they are spending our taxpayers’ money, such as a third roundabout and a new curved sidewalk in front of the firehall.

Some of these expenditures, in my opinion, are a little overkill for such a small city.

My father was a World War II veteran. My husband spent 43 years in the armed forces and we have a son, now retired from the navy, who spent two terms in the Persian Gulf.

In more than 60 years of attending Remembrance Day ceremonies, it is our tradition to go the day after the ceremony, just to stand and reflect at the cenotaph.

We were absolutely shocked on the morning of Nov. 12 to find all the wreaths had been removed. We have never seen this in any city we have lived before. Wreaths are usually left for at least 48 hours, in any kind of weather, as a sign of respect.

These thoughts are strictly my own and should be taken as such.

Sue Hayes

Summerland