Letters: Memorial has vanished

Roadside memorials should be respected and kept intact

A five-year-old site where two young men lost their lives, once stood on a utility pole in Sooke, which now holds a sign for a craft fair. In the years gone by, the pole was shared by both.

This site has become a part of our community. It has been a teaching tool to thousands of our community’s young. It is a place where many friends, strangers and loved would go and hang hats, notes and flowers in remembrance.

As many other roadside memorials that have become symbols of our community’s losses, they all are respected and should be preserved.

Although this memorial site has been destroyed, it will be rebuilt to remind its community of its loss and to attempt to prevent further loss.

If anyone knows of the whereabouts of the removed mementos, please return to the pole anonymously.

Janet McDonald

Victoria

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