Lack of respect for war dead

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 November, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 November, 1999, 12:00am

On Sunday, November 14, it was my privilege to lay a wreath at Hong Kong's Cenotaph on behalf of the Gunner's Roll of Hong Kong in memory of those members of the Royal Artillery who fell in two world wars and in particular in defence of Hong Kong in December 1941.


However I was shocked to note, that by late Monday afternoon, the wreaths were gone. Those men and women of many races and creeds were mainly in early adulthood and gave up the rest of their lives for us and some faceless men or women cannot even give them a 48-hour lease on a few square yards of granite paving.


IAN D. McKINNON Chairman The Gunner's Roll of Hong Kong

 

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