Wearing of Blood Relatives Medals

I sent the letter below to the two Island Newspapers, I’m wondering if they will publish it??? I continue my campaign to have section 419 of the criminal code amended to allow blood relatives to wear their late loved ones medals (right breast). Its hard to understand how the legion can defend and support this law. Its even harder to understand, when the same legion authorizes civilian members(non veterans) to wear legion produced medals worn on the right breast??

Letter to the Editor

I recently received a newspaper from Australia featuring the celebration of Anzac Days with several coloured photos. I noted a stark difference to our Remembrance Day here in Canada. Many of the attendees wore medals on their right breasts, war medals belonging to late loved ones, even a few children were wearing Grandfathers medals. If they had been in Canada they would have been subject to arrest, see section 419 of the criminal code. This law is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion, no one is allowed to wear the medals of late blood relatives, not even on their right breast. Yet the Legion produces and issues a variety of their own medals, (not authorized by the Monarch.)These medals are worn in large numbers by associate legion members (right breast) who are not veterans. I find this an insult to veterans, and a deception to the general public. A citizen seeing these medals on a legion uniform would be forgiven for thinking they are seeing a decorated veteran. Section 419 of the criminal code of Canada should be amended. Wearing of pretend medals should be against the law!


Respectfully Submitted . F.Ben Rodgers CD.    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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