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Support For Scarecrows Wearing 'Support Our Troops' Shirts


I note the letter to your newspaper from Mr. Rice, the president of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #32, in your Friday, 19 May 17 (online) edition. Mr. Rice states he "was wondering if anybody else has a problem with" the idea of using the iconic red "Support Our Troops" t-shirts on the scarecrows. I thank Mr. Rice for inviting others to comment.

The Legion's concern for appearances and propriety is most laudable. We have all seen some pretty tacky and tasteless presentations that involve some of our most cherished symbols.

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Disheartened at Legion Reaction to Support Our Troops Shirts on Scarecrows


I was disheartened to read the letter to the Editor from the local Legion's president (published May 19) regarding the Scarecrow Invasion's decision to showcase the Support our Troops t-shirts this year. A decision might I add that was made in conjunction with the Meaford Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC).

The MFRC made the decision to donate the t-shirts in recognition of the support for the CAF Members and the families of the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre that the town of Meaford shows. And as Head Scarecrow Marilyn Morris said, “Who better to be represented this year as we proudly celebrate Canada’s 150th than our Canadian military through 4th Canadian Division Meaford… they are true Canadian and Meaford heroes.”

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Local Legion President Not Impressed With Scarecrows in 'Support Our Troops' Shirts


I just read the story about the Scarecrow people going to put the Support our troops T-shirts on the puppets for this years invasion, and was wondering if anybody else has a problem with it.

The purpose of the T-shirts was to distribute them to raise funds for the MFRC, and to show support for the troops. In my opinion I think they should find another way.

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