It’s the least we can do

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Edi­tor, As a vet­eran of the Cana­dian Forces I have spent many a day and pe­riod away from my fam­ily. I can there­fore fully sym­pa­thize with the vets that feel un­rec­og­nized, dis­re­spected and at times for­got­ten all to­gether. This from many di­rec­tions, in­clud­ing from our very own gov­ern­ment. But that is an­other bat­tle that we will fight at the next elec­tions.

Many of our broth­ers and sis­ters have given so much and in some cases, made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice so that we may have a bet­ter life in this great coun­try of ours.

It is time to proudly wear or dis­play a poppy in sign of recog­ni­tion and re­spect for th­ese that have served or are cur­rently serv­ing their coun­try. When you pur­chase a poppy, keep in mind that the Le­gion through your do­na­tions pro­vides fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and sup­port to vet­er­ans, serv­ing Cana­dian Armed Forces mem­bers and the RCMP.

I per­son­ally make it a point to thank those that wear a poppy. I en­cour­age and thank you to take a few min­utes to at­tend a Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony at your lo­cal ceno­taph.

Lest we for­get.

Pat DiRico, CD, MWO (re­tired), Glen Robert­son

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