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LETTER: Unfortunate circumstance for veterans

Editor: As Canadians, we all owe the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country a day to say thanks to remember the sacrifices of so many. This day is Nov. 11, better known as Remembrance Day. Sadly, for the second consecutive year on

Editor:

As Canadians, we all owe the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country a day to say thanks to remember the sacrifices of so many. This day is Nov. 11, better known as Remembrance Day.

Sadly, for the second consecutive year on Nov.11 there will not be a Remembrance Day parade or public ceremony in Banff due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is such a shame as for many veterans this could be their last Remembrance Day.

My message to people choosing ot not be vaccinated against COVID-19: no one is asking you to be brave and have courage – to risk your life or your future – you are simply being asked to take the one action we can all take to protect the vulnerable and get us out of this mess. Please, roll up your sleeve and get the jab, otherwise we'll be in the same sad boat again next year.

Peggy Smith,

Banff