By ANDREA HOUSTON, QMI Agency
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — The organizer of the local Yellow Ribbon Campaign says she was disgusted to discover more than 100 yellow ribbons, each representing a different Canadian fallen soldier, has been ripped off the Buckhorn Bridge this week.
“That’s like knocking over a tombstone,” Darlene Loucks said. She had driven to the bridge Tuesday and found about 17 tattered yellow ribbons on the ground.
Loucks, who brought the remaining ribbons to Wednesday night’s Military Family Support Network meeting, questioned the compassion of anyone who would do such a thing.
“It’s not nice. Pathetic. No conscience,” she said.
The yellow ribbons were tied to Buckhorn Bridge June 25, meant as a silent tribute to the 150 Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives while serving in Afghanistan.
Each ribbon had the name of a fallen soldier written in black.
Kathy Bulger, the mother of Cpl. Nicholas Bulger who was killed in Afghanistan on July 3, 2009, said seeing the remaining ribbons made her sad and angry.
“It’s possible they didn’t know what the yellow ribbons meant, but I doubt it,” she said. “It’s just terrible.”