Again?

About two years ago I deplored the vandalism of the Halifax Memorial where, as some of you may know, my father’s name is found … because he was killed in action at sea and has no known grave.

Now I see a report on Global News which says that “Ottawa police are investigating after they say somebody engraved “hate graffiti” on the National War Memorial last week.

I’m a little surprised that it’s taken the Ottawa Police Service a week to publicize this incident and I assume they are doing it because they finally decided that they need the public’s help in identifying the culprit.

The vandal (red circle) appears, to me, to be young (white?) male …

… who was wearing a light-colour sweater, dark pants, a dark toque, a black backpack, and was riding a mountain bike (yellow circle). The attack on the memory of our war dead occurred at about 9:45 PM on 16 October, just the day before the police finally removed another camp from the War Memorial grounds.

What is wrong with some people?

I’m sure some of you will understand why I wish we had Singapore’s (and Brunei’s and Malaysia’s) laws for dealing with vandals. IF he, and those who vandalized the Halifax Memorial (and others), are ever apprehended and convicted then I believe that a flogging is the only appropriate punishment … but it should be done in public, pour encourager les autres.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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