What is it about folks (usually younger males, unfortunately) who have no respect for history? They’re everywhere – in schools, in the mall, in the media, sitting beside you on the bus. The desecration of monuments in Calgary and Toronto, the thefts of donation boxes filled with poppies and coins intended for veterans, sickens me.  I’ve seen fewer poppies being worn as well. That’s so very sad. In 1905, George Santayana wrote in The Life of Reason: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It seems that some folks have lost sight (if they ever had it) of what’s important and how they came to have the freedom to squat, without permit or real purpose, in public parks complaining about…

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