Friday, April 23, 2010

A Grave And Civil Matter

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

April XXIIIrd, MMX

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

Dear David:

In an article in the United Church Observer from November MMIX, it mentions how important it is that people care for and respect cemeteries. Specifically of course in a church context. David, I cannot stress how important this is for the students of today. They must not just learn to respect their elders, but their late ancestors as well.

After all, the dead cannot speak IV themselves. So students when visiting gravesites with family or friends should have respect IV their space. If they see garbage around a site, they should clean it up or tell a maintenance crew member. If they see a gravestone defaced or a person committing a crime such as a lewd act or vandalism, they should tell gravesite administrators immediately.

You can't just be a student in life, you must be a student in death and for the dead. Dead people struggled through their lives just as students of today do along with their family's. Learn to love and honour those who came beIV. Respect gravesites, respect those who have lived, loved, and died the best lives that they could.

Grave Consequences IV Dishonour,


Source: The United Church Observer.

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