Last year, I showed my dismay to the fact that the Vernon Farmers Market chose Nov. 11 as the day to have their “Stocking up for Christmas” sale. I said that I found it extremely rude to our past and present veterans that Remembrance Day was the date chosen to hold a one-day Christmas fair.
Many people saw my post on Facebook and wrote to them saying the same.
This year, it is once again being held on Remembrance Day and I find it extremely disrespectful. Why can’t they hold it on the first (or third) Saturday of November? Why does it have to be on Remembrance Day?
I have many friends involved in the military and I have shared this with them and they too find it extremely disrespectful.
The organizers have justified it by saying they hold two minutes of silence. I’m sorry, but that’s not enough.
It’s one thing if you’re part of a mall/store that’s open on a regular basis, but to hold a one-day event on a day where we need to remind our younger generation what Remembrance Day means, is tacky.
I sincerely hope that the VFM reconsiders its date for next year. Lest We Forget.
Julie Funfer, Vernon