I wonder if those at the Hampton Legion will now question their unbelievable decision to turn Veteran Jamie Keating away. Sorry, we will take your money but you can’t lay your wreath on Remembrance Day. That is a privileged saved for Dignitaries and Officers only. Besides you have nine names on the wreath, it would take too long to read them all. You don’t even live in Hampton, and you are not a Legion member???.
Jamie may not live in Hampton and he may not be a Legion Member but he is a Veteran. And Veterans are the single most important reason why the Royal Canadian Legions exist. The legion members responsible for this dreadful dismissal of a Veteran should have their memberships revoked. Perhaps the term, “nine names”, does not stir the stone hearts of these Hampton legion members. So instead of names we show them the photos of the nine soldiers who gave their lives in the service of their country. Jamie Keating is not asking for any special acknowledgement, he is not seeking special treatment. He just wishes to remember his comrades with a heartfelt sadness. Laying a wreath to their memory should not be a request to a legion, it should be a veterans Right.
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