Letter: Please get a poppy, very soon we will have no WW2 veterans left

The Editor,

COVID-19 has been a huge disruptor in our daily lives.

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The most recent disruption was the recent cancelling of this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies. 

This Remembrance Day will mark the 75th Anniversary of the ending of the Second World War. Earlier this year in the Netherlands, they had to cancel their plans to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of their Liberation due to COVID, a Liberation that Canadians played a very large part in. 

These were to be the last big gatherings of our World War Two veterans. The average age of these veterans is 95 and every day that goes by we lose a few more. Very soon we will have no World War Two veterans left. 

Legions rely on Veterans Week and Remembrance Day to raise funds to look after our veterans. Legion's all over Canada are struggling right now, and these cancellations could be the last straw for many.

In these difficult times, please have a thought for The Legion and our veterans.

Please don't forget our veterans. When needed, they selflessly answered the call, and gave up all their tomorrow's so we could enjoy our today's. 

Please make an effort to get a poppy, and if you can, make a donation to your local Legion's Poppy fund.

Rob Bottos, Coquitlam

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