War Memorial

Memorial a fitting tribute to fallen comrades

I refer to the report headlined 'New war memorial honours HK's heroes - thanks to Jack Edwards' (Sunday Morning Post, July 14).

Sunday, 28 July, 2002, 12:00am

War memorial turned into rubbish tip

On January 11 I went to Shamshuipo Park to visit the memorial to Canadians who died in the Shamshuipo PoW camp during World War II, and I was shocked by what I saw.

The memorial, which comprises maple trees and two plaques, was being used as a dump site for timber and other assorted junk.

19 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Veterans lose Cenotaph daily flag-raising fight

War heroes have lost their battle to have the dead remembered daily at the Cenotaph in Central.

Officials have rejected an appeal to raise the national and SAR flags daily at the most prominent war memorial, although they may be flown on special days.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

No garlands

ANYONE wandering through the ivory towers of Central last week could hardly have missed the sight of businessmen with paper poppies pinned to their lapels.

Meanwhile down at Statue Square on the 11th hour of the 11th month, it was business as usual.

I wandered down from my office in Central to find a memorial service that didn't happen.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am