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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly

 

Poppy donations are for veterans and widows!

John Dietsch, 84 year old veteran, wasn't scared – then or now. He served in World War II and now is any active volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion in Scarborough. Dietsch took a lead role in poppy collection. His branch raised about $35,000.

Yesterday, gunman stormed into a Royal Canadian Legion, demanding thousands in poppy donations. When the gunman lunged for the cash, Dietsch grabbed his arm, pushing away the gun. They struggled and Dietsch fell to the floor. The startled attacker ran to the door empty-handed.

Go Mr. Dietsch, go!

Read more of the story here.

 
 

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