“The soldiers have died to keep our country free — this is what (the memorial) is for. This is what memorials are there for.” Yes, but those who did this probably don’t think of Canada as their country, at least as it is currently constituted.
Sun News has this, and here is a story containing the above reaction from a veteran: “War memorial defaced in Coronation Park,” by Joshua Freeman for cp24.com, November 11 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
Toronto police are investigating after a war memorial was defaced in Coronation Park just hours after Remembrance Day services took place.
Graffiti was spotted at the memorial at Lake Shore Boulevard and Strachan Avenue by a passerby late in the day. Scrawled in what appears to be black marker, someone had written “Canada will burn praise Allah” on part of the memorial.
Police have contacted city officials and the cleanup was already underway Sunday night.
But public outrage was swift.
“I think it’s sick,” Gord Pearce, past president and current treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion #11 told CP24. “The soldiers have died to keep our country free — this is what (the memorial) is for. This is what memorials are there for.”…