Dear Client Service and Public Support Person
I do not know your name, so cannot thank you as I would prefer, but know that I truly appreciate your response below.
In truth, like most, I have long been cynical about governments so such a rapid response is refreshing.
I shared my concerns with friends and colleagues online, and received much the same comments as my own in reply. Some thought that various designs were less-offensive than others, but nobody seemed to truly like any of them.
One guy posted a photograph of the new Navy Memorial, which also failed, dismally, to inspire or to have any discernible meaning. It is a wall with a golden orb affixed to its top. One comment was that it represents a "dropped ball", ie a failure.
We received tremendous support from the Canadian public during that campaign, which was heartening.
One wonders what that same supportive public would think if they knew how those of us who went feel about these designs.
One also wonders if those responsible for design and selection - here's that cynicism again - really care enough about what we and that supportive public thinks to halt it and start again.
But you, at least, have done your part, and so I thank you again for that.
On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:32:17 AM EDT, INFO/INFO (PCH) <firstname.lastname@example.org
We received the email below from Loachman regarding the
On-line Questionnaire on Finalists’ Design Proposals for the
National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan.
Please respond directly to Loachman at Loachman@something.com
Thank you and have a nice day.
Client Service and Public Support
Department of Canadian Heritage | Government of Canada