After re-reading this Legion response, I felt the need to address it again. This is indeed a very pathetic attempt to justify the legion argument in favour of their imitation medals. He begins by suggesting I have taken the selling of legion medals out of context?? Not sure how hw arrives at that conclusion. The 90th and 150th anniversary medals were both widely advertised for sale in the Legion Magazines at $25 ea plus P&P???
However, his next defense of legion medals is the most weak and ludicrous to date. He claims if its okay for Boy Scouts and Cadets to wear them why not the legion. I’m wondering if he forgot to mention Girl Guides? and he throws in the Knights of Columbus, a religious order as another example. He is attempting to justify that its okay for grown men to wear these imitation medals because children and youth are allowed to. Has he forgotten the legion is or was a veterans organization, and that the majority of veterans have medals earned in the service of their country. Since when did we need to wear cheap imitations on our right breasts????
PEI Command Letter to Guardian 25th July 2016
Finally the President of Provincial Command has responded to my many letters regarding the wearing of medals. In his haste to show how wrong I’m he fails to spell my name correctly, not once, but four times. He claims I have taken the selling of legion medals out of context? not sure how he arrived at that conclusion. Anyone who wishes to check the facts, can find the ads in back issues of the Legion Magazine. The Legion 90th anniversary medal was advertised at $25 plus P & P to all legion members More recently the 150 medal was also advertised at $25. I find it equally difficult to justify his comparison. If its okay for Boy Scouts-Cadets and Knights of Columbus to wear medals why not the legion. Perhaps he needs a reminder, the legion is a veterans organization and the majority of veterans have and wear actual medals earned in the service of their country. Veterans do not need to buy legion medals. Finally and apart from the spelling of my name, Mr John Yeo avoids completely the crucial issue I have been urging. That of family members wearing their late loved ones medals on the right breast to Remembrance Day Services. I found it very typical when Provincial Command President Yeo quoted policy. I would be remiss if I did not mention that old legion chestnut!! “The legion does not say family members cannot not wear medals, we are just informing them of the law”.LOL the legion strongly support this law. I rest my case.
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