Shopping centre hours dishonours all veterans

NANAIMO: It’s more important than ever we show veterans our support and respect.

To the Editor,

On the bottom of page 3 of the Nov. 10 News Bulletin, a north Nanaimo shopping centre ad sports a picture of poppies and reads “Lest We Forget.”

Under that it reads, “Sunday, November 11, Mall Hours 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.”

Yes, it states that “major stores may have different hours,” but could mall administration not show the respect of years gone by when nothing opened until noon on Remembrance Day?

Unless they’re having a service at the mall, the very fact that the mall chooses to open at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month wipes out the forgoing Lest We Forget.

In this day and age, when numbers of Second World War veterans are dwindling, recent veterans are not being recognized and reports are all veterans are being shortchanged in their post-service care requirements … it’s more important than ever we show them our support and respect.

Mary Daniel