Turban ban dishonoured Sikh vets
Re Why Today’s Veterans Avoid The Legion, by Robert Smol (NOW, November 10-16). My whole family served this country since before it was a country. My grandfather was instrumental in the creation of the Temagami Legion after World War I. When I was a kid, I read about the fall of Singapore in World War II and saw a series of photos of blindfolded Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims captured after Singapore fell.
Apparently, these soldiers refused to join the Japanese and were executed. Years later, the Legion refused to allow Sikh vets because they wore turbans. That was it for me. Steve Turner From nowtoronto.com