HOW sensitive the poem ET (April 9) from Eric Braysford, Oswaldtwistle. Titled "The Names", his words expressed respect to the memory of the countless loss of humanity.

So many families were affected by loved ones who gave their lives for our freedom. Recent vandalism to memorials is truly obscene. To desecrate anyone's memorial, old or new, shows complete disrespect and lack of compassion for the families who lost a loved one.

MRS SHEILA BRENNAN, Bombay Street, Blackburn.