[T]he Peace Tower flag was not lowered when Pte. Braun Woodfield was killed in November in Afghanistan, when his armoured vehicle rolled over, and the practice has not been picked up since the Conservatives came to office.It's fair to ask the current government to reinstate the "new old" tradition, but you can't blame the Conservatives for not "continuing" the practice since it was previously discontinued.
Yes, it is fun beating a dead political horse.
That being said, I believe that it is neither disrespectful to our previous fallen to institute a new tradition of lowering the flag when a soldier falls, nor is it disrespectful not to lower the flag, but to honour all fallen on November 11.
This is one of those debates that has no bad side as it draws attention to our soldiers and their sacrifices.
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