Friday, March 19, 2010

Veterans Deserve Our Total Respect

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

March XIXth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Why not turn a few of any emptied schools over II the Federal Government. They can open a Veteran's Medical Centre & tie it in with a museum component on the history of war & why war is sometimes necessary while at the same time, always stupid & costly.

Veterans David as you know need II be trated with grace & class. They deserve around the clock medical care and looking after IV their lives. After all, we should put our lives on the line IV them since they did the same IV us. Plus students in the neighbourhood can then still use their closed school facility's II say exercise & play in, as well as learning about the history of war. Surely the Feds have an endless supply of war materials they could put inII the school(s) that could be used IV display purposes.

By treating veterans like Emperors & Kings, students will learn that these seniors were an integral part of society during their time in the theatre of combat. This Vet medi centre will allow the vets & kids II bond. Plus there aren't enough spaces in current vet centres to house all vets now. Since the school boards and Province already own the buildings, why not gut reconstitute them as centres IV vets?



Source: "Patton" C. 1974, George C. Scott, Karl Malden.

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