Opinion

‘Low-lifes’ steal more than poppy fund

Remembrance Day allows us a chance to honour the veterans who, by laying their lives on the line in two world wars, Korea, Bosnia and now Afghanistan, on land, in the air and at sea, fought to protect our rights.

One of these rights we have been given by their actions is the right to aid and assist our fellow man. The Royal Canadian Legion does this by raising funds once a year, with the funds being used only for needy veterans and their dependents.

These same rights they fought and died for are being abused by one or more brain-dead low-lifes who thought nothing of stealing 19 poppy trays from local business establishments in the downtown core.

These cowards have left those of us who care with a very bad taste, knowing that there are citizens of this city who could care less about the suffering and pains of the past.

I would like to add that when – not if – they are caught, that they be made to attend a general meeting of the Legion so that they can explain their actions and maybe learn from listening to the veterans that they have harmed.

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