Queens Jubilee Medal

This is not a personal gripe, indeed I have been nominated for the award by the Duke of Edinburgh Council for my 24 years of volunteer service. My gripe is with the fact all our federal politicians will receive this medal. Not just in Canada, but also the UK probably Australia and New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries too. There was a time when a medal had to be earned, often times they were posthumously awarded. So it is very hard to understand why a bunch of elected MP’s are considered worthy. Its even more difficult to understand why ex-service personnel and veterans are ignored. This nation works because of a huge number of volunteers. They work in every part of our lives, from hospitals to schools to seniors residences. These are the people that should be recognized not overpaid politicians. Soldiers Sailors and Airmen, past and present, have served this country with honour and pride. They have stood for Queen and Country on so many occasions and continue to do so. Yet we are going to honour politicians with this medal and of the few left maybe a handful will reach down to the lower ranks of the military. That is really disgusting. If our politicians had any honour they would turn down the medal and re-direct it to a more deserving recipient..
That’s my rant for the day.
Cheers and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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