Many deserving people go undecorated in life

Esquimalt councillors' notice of omission from book prompts response from resident

I recently became aware of comments made by Esquimalt councillors Tim Morrison and David Hodgins about the erroneous omission of their names from the book Esquimalt Centennial 1912-2012.

If that is the only disappointment you have in life, you will be very fortunate.

I have been a taxpayer in Esquimalt since 1948 and am not aware of any longstanding worthwhile contributions either man has made for the municipality.

Maybe not enough time has passed or I’m not up to date. I do visit a former municipal councillor, who was in that position for 15 years.

Speaking from a military background, there were many people who deserved the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, British Empire Medal or many other awards, but did not receive them because of an omission.

I had the privilege of having a couple of beers with Smokey Smith, V.C., and he said there were others who were not recognized because of an omission.

Chuck Moser

Esquimalt