I believe I have reached the last hurdle in my campaign to have the law changed on Deceased Veterans families wearing their medals as a mark of respect and remembrance on Remembrance day and other such suitable occasions. This doesn’t mean I’m close to victory, quite the contrary, there are a lot of Legion members against my proposal. The resolution was turned down by Provincial Command, but I can still take it directly to Dominion Command. This is what I’m in the process of doing. However, many of those at Provincial Command will also be at Dominion so the result may still be the same. I offended some local legion members when I suggested they were narrow minded! One person objected to being referred to as narrow minded, he stated he has a right to his opinion and it should not be considered narrow minded! My view is that I’m also entitled to an opinion, and in my opinion those against my resolution are narrow minded!!! The one overwhelming argument is surely the law itself?? Presently no one other than the owner of the medal may wear it. For Example, should an 80 year old widow of a veteran who turns out on Remembrance day wearing her late husbands medals be arrested for brazenly breaking the law???. Really!!!!, How much thought was ever put into proclaiming this clearly unworkable law. Can you imagine any police officer eager to make such an arrest, can you imagine the field day the media would have if such an arrest occurred??? It is long since time to change this inane law, those (not) narrow minded legion members need to sit up and take notice. Legions are failing all across the land, but I still hear the usual argument, “hey we are the legion we do not have to change anything”. Food for thought my fellow veterans, especially if you want your legion branch to survive.
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