Archive for January, 2002

  • Rolling Out The Russell

    January 1, 2002 by Steve Pitt
    Thomas Russell poses behind the wheel during a display of Russell cars in the early 1900s. On a brisk February day in 1907, four brave men eased a brand new, slightly modifed automobile off solid ground and headed out onto the windswept ice of Lake...
  • Safe Conduct

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Michael Crossling   Every month when I visit my local pharmacist to pick up a supply of prescription drugs I am obliged to either sit or stand next to the dispensing counter that features a large display of condoms. The display is usually stocked...
  • Through A Child’s Eyes

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by M.H. McKee   I was just a youngster when the Germans occupied the Netherlands in World War II. My family lived 25 miles southwest of Nijmegen, in a city called ‘s-Hertogenbosch. My father owned a seafood store and he would sometimes tease the German...
  • Sacred Places

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Wally Smith stands next to the Danger Tree at Beaumont Hamel. From the road near the Belgian village of Passchendaele, you look across a recently ploughed field to find a row of young kilted reservists from the Nova Scotia Highlanders standing shoulder...
  • Side By Side They Rest

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Gordon McArthur clutches the Canadian flag while next to his son Ian at the funeral. They grew up in different worlds, but came from the same country. They knew different people and experienced separate joys and hardships, but went off to war...
  • Guardians Of Remembrance

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford Bombardier Adam Pankratz stands guard during the ceremony. An eerie fog blanketed Portage la Prairie, Man., on the morning of Nov. 11. It was a fog so thick that people and objects seemed to disappear. Some said it was fitting weather for...
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