The 20th anniversary of an educational Remembrance Day event is being cancelled at a west Ottawa Catholic high school after the teacher organizing it was told "no tanks or guns" are allowed in the school.What a bunch of ridiculous hogwash. Kids love tanks and guns, and they need to understand that they are only to be used in the most extreme situations. If the schools think that hiding them from sight is going to make them disappear, they are sadly mistaken, it will only make kids more curious about them. How disrespectful to our vets can they get?
Notre Dame High School history teacher Gene Michaud sent an e-mail to friends last Friday, sadly announcing the end of the Remembrance Day Symposium -- shocking many in the military community.
"There's a huge difference between some kid with a grudge bringing a weapon that's loaded into a school, and veterans putting on a Remembrance display with non-functioning historical replicas," said Wayne Mac Culloch, a retired major who spent more than 40 years in the Canadian Forces, including five missions overseas.
"What we've got going on here is a warped perspective of no weapons in schools.
I remember Trudeau mania. I wasn't old enough to vote but we saw the posters and as young teenage girls thought he was pretty cool. Then I visited the army base, and got a ride in the perfectly functional, but soon to be retired (as decreed by Trudeau) tank. To this day, it was one of the best rides I have ever had in my life. Most schools are ruled by liberal feminists who do not understand or even try to understand boys, so banning "tanks and guns" is a no brainer from their perspective. Those yucky things can kill people, YIKES!
I took my boys to Klondike Days every year, and they would go on all the rides, but they kept on going back to the military display. They had REAL guns that the kids could pick up and aim. They had REAL tanks and ambulances. They had REAL soldiers that had been to Afghanistan, and best of all they had a maze of camouflage that the kids could go through and get sprayed with water from a ......wait for it..... water GUN! They loved it!
The progressive crowd is anything but progressive. They are narrow minded ninnies. Let the kids see a REAL gun and talk to a REAL vet. The experience will stay with them for a lifetime, like my ride in a tank has stuck with me. It didn't make me want to go out and kill people, I don't think talking to a vet about their experiences will make young kids want to instantly join the military, but I think that is what the left fear, that kids might think the military is a good career choice. Better the military than a useless arts degree.
Shame on those schools that are banning our vets. I hope the parents are giving them an earful.