Mayor Brad Woodside plans to keep his yellow support-the-troops ribbon in his front window."My ribbon is up, it's going to stay up and the yellow ribbon on my lapel is going to stay on, too," Woodside said Thursday afternoon.
Fredericton Peace Coalition members say they will press local businesses to take down any signs of support for soldiers serving overseas. But Woodside stood by the troops in words and actions Thursday. He spent the early part of the day greeting members of HMCS Fredericton.
Woodside said the coalition is misguided. "Don't come knocking on my door, go knock on the door of your federal politicians," he said.