Letter to the Editor: Museum display meant as historical record

Dear Editor,

Thank you for allowing me space to express my concerns.

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I proudly served with the (former) 21 Field Engineer Squadron, Canadian Military Engineers, a reserve army unit based in Flin Flon, for eight years. The unit served our community for over 45  years.

I am disheartened that the board of the Flin Flon Station Museum is planning to reduce our display area.

This display was intended to be a permanent record of the history of the squadron, many members of which have been or are still residents. These people served unselfishly in the local area, completing various community projects such as ski club trail blasting, the Ross Lake foot bridge, Camp Whitney boardwalk, Parkdale School blasting for a playground, etc.

Others served our country overseas while being  attached to the regular force. Downsizing our display is a slap in the face not only to the many who served in the squadron, but to any volunteer who tries to better our community.

At a time when volunteering in the community seems to be at a premium, to the extent that many of our community programs are in danger of shutting down, is this the message the museum board wants to send to volunteers ? I would hope not.

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