Recently, there have been articles featuring Mr. Guy Black, stating his case for a second Korean War stamp. His requests to Canada Post have been repeatedly denied.
As a veteran, I can't help but wonder what it is about Ottawa and its bureaucrats that causes them to be so disconnected from average Canadians.
Within the last year, the American government presented us with certificates of appreciation for serving with them in Korea.
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has always shown their appreciation and gratitude through the Revisitation to Korea Program and the Beautiful Ambassador or Peace Monument and the Commemorative Wall in Burnaby's Central Park.
They are now presenting the Ambassador of Peace Medals to Canadians who are unable to make the trip to Korea.
Is it too much to ask our own government, who sent the troops to Korea, to print a stamp to recognize their voluntary service?
The ranks are thinning, the memories are fading. If not now, when?
It is only a stamp, but it signifies that their sacrifice and service meant something.
Frank J. Smyth 20 year Canadian Army Veteran Korea, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon