Ladysmith Legion mistreating its vets

Dear editor,

I remember VE day in Montreal in Dominion Square in 1945.

I lost relatives in Canada’s Wars, both killed and wounded.

I joined the Canadian Forces in 1959.

I have served in operational war theatres.

I live on a military pension.

I am disgusted with what the Legion in Ladysmith did to the Veteran Bikers.

(Members of the Veterans Motorcycle Club, comprising vets who enjoy riding, were told they could not participate in this year’s Remembrance Day activities wearing club paraphernalia. The VMC does toy rides and community fundraising events, including fundraising for Legion Branch 171 Ladysmith. See bit.ly/1MZk3Kk for full story.)

Thank God the bikers were allowed to parade in Ottawa at the Canadian Memorial.

Having supported Legions for almost 40 years… remind me not to support them on Vancouver Island any more.

J. E. Knowles, CD

Courtenay