Writer objects to the use of “joys” in description of military life

Expression is inappropriate for an organization where killing may be involved

To the Expositor:

This letter is in response to a statement in the June 1 edition of The Expositor under the headline ‘Manitoulin Secondary School holds successful Career Day.’

Under the picture of the military personnel was a statement that they were bringing “the joys of life in the military to the students.”

I believe the above expression is inappropriate as the military is an organization where one could be involved in the killing of people or indeed the death of oneself.

Jim McMillan

Little Current