Ex-soldiers deserve respect when selling poppies

Abuse, harassment witnessed against those who sell Remembrance Day poppies

I hear that ex-servicemen selling poppies in Victoria are being subjected to abuse and harassment by vagrants who object to them collecting money that they consider to be rightly theirs.

Perhaps they should be reminded that but for those who defended our freedoms and whose lives those poppies commemorate, it is unlikely that the street people would now be allowed to slouch about, making a thorough nuisance of themselves.

Ralph Smith

Victoria