Jarnhamar said:Dude, if you don't want one of the cards don't get one.
Some people like stuff like this as memorabilia of their service, the same with coins and patches and 'I love me' wall stuff. Other people don't care.
There are people who have done multiple hard tours and got our after 7 years who "did" alot more than some people with 25 years in. It's not a dick measuring contest unless you make it one.
Plus the card indicates how long people served which is a good way to combat bullshiters.
If I release and this card gets me a 10% or 20% discount as a veteran, especially on large purchases, then that's cash in my pocket.
If an old man or woman wants to carry around this dinky card as some kind of reminder or connection to their service then wheres the harm.
Tim Horton employees got the same campaign star that soldiers in Afghanistan got, did you thrown your medal away?
Sorry but I'm seeing a lot of outrage about this online and can't help thinking who cares.
I think the biggest legitimate concern on this is that it doesn’t show DOB, and as such is pretty useless as piece of government ID.
Originally there had been talk of one card to ID vets and to provide VAC client services. It failed, which is a shame.