To Members of City Council:
The idea of emphasizing weapons of war in the fall around November 11 is highly ironic since Armistice Day originated in the desire for peace and the hope that the First World War was fought to end all wars.
November 11 originally was to remember an entire generation which was wiped out by war. Poppies were worn in hopes there would be no more war.
I have to say that trying to co-opt this solemn time of remembrance in order to show off expensive war toys is highly offensive.
Virginia M. Jones
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