Show some respect, please

Nattering and chattering during two minutes silence angers

The two minutes of silence is observed in Maple Ridge on Nov. 11.

Editor, The News:

Re: Ridge remembers (The News, Nov. 13).

I attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at Memorial Peace Park last week, as I have done for a number of years.

The turnout seems to be growing, showing support for past and current military, and it is encouraging to see so many teenagers and young families attending the event.

That’s the good part.

Now the not so good.

Every year I come away with the same feeling of frustration, because so many people don’t seem to understand the meaning of two minutes of silence.

It makes me so angry hearing people yacking away and seemingly oblivious to the reason for being there.

Often the little ones will get upset and start crying when the guns are fired beforehand, understandably.

But there is no excuse for older kids and adults to be talking during that time.

If people cannot keep quiet for two minutes, and show the respect this ceremony deserves, then I would kindly ask that in future, they just stay home and watch a service on television.

Jan McDonald

Maple Ridge

 

Just Posted

Letter: Bigger issues in Maple Ridge than train horns

Loves to hear the sound, part of our history

c’usqunela elementary opening delayed

Students and teachers will be hosted by different SD42 schools in east Maple Ridge

Conservative campaign talks public safety

Dalton and party’s public safety head meet with Maple Ridge residents

The Asante Centre in Maple Ridge gets a boost from the CMA

A $20,000 grant was awarded for the centre’s FASD peer mentorship program

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Mouse infestation hit Langley hospital’s kitchens

Droppings and urine were found by Fraser Health inspectors in the spring

Son of slain former Hells Angel is one of two men sentenced for crime spree

Pair’s 2017 series of Lower Mainland robberies stretched from Surrey to Mission

‘Person of interest’ identified after suspicious meat left in North Delta park

Piles of meat have been dumped near the 63rd Avenue trail entrance four times in the last 30 days

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Most Read