Letters: Richmond should honour Harry Jerome

Dear Editor,

Re: “Olympic medallist’s sister pushing for Richmond recognition,” News, July 23.

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Great article and I learned so much about (Harry Jerome’s) connection to Richmond.

We all see his statue in Stanley Park.

I also did not know about the racism they (he and Valerie) experienced but sadly that still goes on.

I totally agree with his sister about some acknowledgement of this Canadian sports hero. Wow — a bronze in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Then he lived in Richmond and taught our kids.

Definitely, Richmond must recognize this Canadian and local hero.

Barbara Reid


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