Insurance Worries Retire Veteran

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WW II MemorialAn 89-year-old who won medals of valor for taking on Hitler’s war machine was stopped in his tracks by risk-averse officials, who banned him from his post as the British Royal Navy’s Remembrance Day parade marshal. The reason? He was supposedly too old to insure.

According to the Express, Albert Miller showed up to the event last week, expecting to fill the standard bearer role he’s filled proudly for nearly 40 years, when officials called him aside. “They…said, ‘I’ve got a bit of bad news for you,'” Miller recalled.

“At first I thought somebody had died and it was going to be another funeral. Then they told me HQ insisted I had to stand down as parade marshal. I said I was still fit and able, but they said it’s because of insurance and that I should have stood down when I was 85. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was that disgusted I didn’t know what to say.”

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