I OFFER my feelings of displeasure at any attempt to scrap military history in both your country and mine.

To dispose of any bit of history that represents the sacrifice of many a young lad from here or there is to allow the new order to edge a little closer to removing the history of blood, sweat and tears of many a young person.

Once these relics are gone, the memory of the history of sacrifice will begin to diminish and can no longer serve to remind of strength and determination.

John Barber,

Coos Bay, Oregon, USA (via e-mail)