Well as everyone knows it is Remembrance Day today; I was watching CTV NewsNet when this report came up. Vets fighting to keep Victoria Cross in Canada.
The Victoria Cross is the highest honour anyone can receive in Canada, only 16 WWII veterans ever received this honour. The family of Cpl. Fred Topham, who saved dozens of fellow soldiers even with a bullet wound to the face, has decided to sell the prestigious medal. They have received offers as high as $319,000, but they have requested that is the veterans society wants the medal to stay in Canada they will have to pay $275,000.
That is out rages. This is all because of family in fighting, that canâ€™t decide who in the family gets to keep the medal. How ignorant can you be, yes the medal was given to Cpl. Fred Topham, but that medal belongs to Canada as a whole. To force people to buy it is absurd; they have no respect for everything that our veterans have done for us. I wish this family was able to be charged with treason.
To help the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association, who is trying to raise the $275,000, and has only raised $75,000. Please make donations to c/o The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, 130 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 1R9. More information will be available shortly on the QOR website at www.qor.com