Let’s remember military sacrifices, not celebrities

Many members of our military gave their lives protecting people in other countries.

Editor: America idolized and memorialized Whitney Houston, yet looked the other way concerning her well-known substance abuse and tumultuous life with singer Bobby Brown. This is not meant to demean her life or her talent. My comment is just to show where our priorities may be misplaced.

Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news, because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding (and short-lived marriage) was shoved down our throats, as if they count for something,

Meanwhile, many members of our military gave their lives protecting people in other countries. They did so with pride for us as well.

There is no media attention for them. Rarely is there even a mention of their names.

These are young men and women, many of whom came from rural Canada seeking a chance to better themselves and to serve this country.

Please honour these men and women by printing this.

Doug Bennett,


Editor’s note — The Times, as a community newspaper, does not normally cover stories involving Hollywood celebrities, unless the stories happen to involve Langley. We have and will continue to honour our military members, as we did in the past when two young men from this community gave their lives for our country in Afghanistan. As we have done before, we again salute the sacrifice of Colin Bason and Garrett Chidley. We will strive to see that they will long be remembered in this community.