Letter sent to Legion Magazine

Attached is the letter I sent to the Legion magazine a couple of months ago, it was never published, which quite frankly, did not come as a surprise.legionmedal girl


I’m sending this article in to you in the hope you will publish it. However, I suspect that will not happen, if that is the case its a shame because we have a serious issue with medals and other items.

It is utterly wrong for the legion to be selling these cheap $25 medals, cheap clay earrings, umbrellas,coffee mugs etc, all embossed with the sacred Poppy. The Poppy was never intended for this purpose, just as the Poppy fund was never intended to be used for items other than needy veterans and their families. Please be well aware I’m not some discontented member who only wants to vent his anger. There are thousands of members who feel as I do. Our purpose is not to destroy the legion or besmirch its reputation, I think that has already happened. We want to see changes that will correct the present course Dominion Command are steering. We need immediate transparency regarding salaries, expenses and travel. We need immediate changes to associate membership, no wearing these legion service medals, substitute lapel pins. The legion claims, to allow blood relatives to wear late veterans medals, dilutes the value of the medal. They are doing that now allowing these nasty right breast legion service decorations. Please read my article and have the courage to publish it.

Thank You  F.Ben Rodgers.  Wellington Branch PEI.

God Bless 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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