Bridge vandals disrespect all of us

The vandals won't read this, but there is a lesson for all of us in their total disrespect.

Editor: In Walnut Grove near the secondary school, there is a bridge that crosses a ravine just off 208 Street. On this bridge, a series of pictures was put up by an art class along one side for us all to look at and enjoy. Unfortunately, about three-quarters of it has been ripped down. I can only assume this was due to vandals, and I have a message for them.

I do not know why some out there feel a need to destroy the hard work of others, but it appears that there is no shortage of these individuals. Those who vandalize are in the lowest echelon of society and lack the most basic ethos that humans share.

They probably lack the intelligence to understand the last sentence. We are all members of this community, we all share in it and we all contribute to it.  When you destroy a part of it, you don’t just show a disrespect for the one who created it, you show disrespect for all of us and for yourself.

I know that if this gets published the vandals will more than certainly not bother reading the paper, so they will never see my words, but maybe there is a lesson for all of us here. We should all instil in our children a sense of community pride and show them that vandalism is wrong, a crime and a demonstration of total disregard for the community.

We know what right and wrong are. Let’s make an extra effort to teach our youth and give them the character to be good members of our community.

Mike Major,

Langley

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