Merry Christmas

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Some years ago a sign saying Merry Christmas, was removed from the side of Hamilton Mountain and replaced by one saying, Happy Holidays. This was one of those politically correct ideas where the authorities didn't want to offend someone of a different culture. Someone was very offended, but that someone was me.

As a veteran who spent nearly five years in W.W. II upholding the principles of freedom, I find it very irritating that some of the freedoms that we have enjoyed for centuries are being removed by this attitude of not offending. I am not offending any culture, but Christmas is Christ's birthday. It is not just a happy holiday time and I intend to greet everyone by saying, Merry Christmas.

Put the joy and fun back into Christmas. Have your school pageant again. Those who don't want to participate can stay home that day. We welcomed them into Canada and accept their privileges of enjoying their own faiths. To them I say, let us enjoy ours. And to all of you out there I say a very Merry Christmas.

Ron Crawford

Millgrove

Merry Christmas

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Some years ago a sign saying Merry Christmas, was removed from the side of Hamilton Mountain and replaced by one saying, Happy Holidays. This was one of those politically correct ideas where the authorities didn't want to offend someone of a different culture. Someone was very offended, but that someone was me.

As a veteran who spent nearly five years in W.W. II upholding the principles of freedom, I find it very irritating that some of the freedoms that we have enjoyed for centuries are being removed by this attitude of not offending. I am not offending any culture, but Christmas is Christ's birthday. It is not just a happy holiday time and I intend to greet everyone by saying, Merry Christmas.

Put the joy and fun back into Christmas. Have your school pageant again. Those who don't want to participate can stay home that day. We welcomed them into Canada and accept their privileges of enjoying their own faiths. To them I say, let us enjoy ours. And to all of you out there I say a very Merry Christmas.

Ron Crawford

Millgrove

Merry Christmas

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Some years ago a sign saying Merry Christmas, was removed from the side of Hamilton Mountain and replaced by one saying, Happy Holidays. This was one of those politically correct ideas where the authorities didn't want to offend someone of a different culture. Someone was very offended, but that someone was me.

As a veteran who spent nearly five years in W.W. II upholding the principles of freedom, I find it very irritating that some of the freedoms that we have enjoyed for centuries are being removed by this attitude of not offending. I am not offending any culture, but Christmas is Christ's birthday. It is not just a happy holiday time and I intend to greet everyone by saying, Merry Christmas.

Put the joy and fun back into Christmas. Have your school pageant again. Those who don't want to participate can stay home that day. We welcomed them into Canada and accept their privileges of enjoying their own faiths. To them I say, let us enjoy ours. And to all of you out there I say a very Merry Christmas.

Ron Crawford

Millgrove