I was very disappointed to read in The News that the Army, Navy, and Airforce Veterans’ Association (Anavets), was turned down for a property tax break of $3,300.
To my thinking, this group falls into two categories of “not for profit” and “service club.”
The staff recommendation was to approve the Anavets request, since it is a group similar to the Abbotsford Legion, which is approved.
Anavets gives support to veterans, their families, and their offspring.
Perhaps councilors Braun, Dave Loewen, Bill MacGregor, Simon Gibson and Moe Gill, who voted against Anavets, forget that the veterans submitted themselves to great danger to save this country.
Things here would have been very different if it were not for the service the veterans gave, plus everyone else who supported the veterans.
Perhaps council should reconsider this matter, and make a better decision.
M. Thomas, Anavets Mission