An Open Letter to the President and Committee of:
The Royal Canadian Legion
1032 Main Street
To WHOM it may concern, I have googled NB Command, Dominion Command as well as your branch. I am led to a
Dominion Command web site when I click Website.
Now I am 73, a Veteran and understand small town Canada. Your Legion is tiny, with a town population of 4292
souls in 2011. I give you an extremely
large percentage %20 which would give you a membership of 808 souls. This I
feel is far too many members. But no figures were available.
Now a young Veteran of the Afghanistan War, Jamie Keating
came to your branch last Friday and purchased a
wreath $45.00 When he asked to lay it on Remembrance day he was shocked to told that he could not. When asking
about 9 names of fallen comrades he was told too many names.
Where did that come from? too many names???? Hundreds of thousands of names
adorn the gates to Ypres, and on
Juno Beach as well as innumerable cenotaphs in every town village and City in our great country.
The Legion has always said
“ Lest we Forget “
well your wreath selling committee member has obviously
But I ramble on.
Your person already told this young Veteran that only uniformed Military and dignitaries lay the wreaths on
In such a small town you may have ½ dozen formal dignitaries. YOUR town is NOT the
NATIONAL nor provincial Capital Remembrance services.
You are but a simple small town paying honour to those who have paid the ultimate price.
I certainly hope that your Legion is Drummed out of the Legion Family. It is comments and actions like yours that is
initiating the demise of the once proud Royal Canadian legion.
As I cannot locate your name nor Bio for your branch I do not even know if you are an actual Veteran or an associate
non veteran member.
Signed a very upset and disappointed Canadian Veteran now living in Scotland
God Bless and keep reading