Nine Names, Too many for Hampton Legion to read out???


nine-namesI 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???.  legion

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.

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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4 Responses to Nine Names, Too many for Hampton Legion to read out???

  1. Ira peters says:

    My hope is that Jamie does not look at all Legions as the same. One ass can spoil the group this Legion should take its Charter and rename it as a social club for civilians 😡

  2. irishroverpei says:

    The problem is this is what we get when associates make the rules

  3. baconburner says:

    AMEN……… Members of my branch of the Royal Scottish Legion were appalled at this story.

  4. irishroverpei says:

    It is indeed very hard to believe!

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