Archive for November, 2003

  • Calling Out The Militia

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Sergeant Roger Carrasqueira of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery helps fight a forest fire in McClure, B.C. When forest fires consumed thousands of square hectares of Alberta and British Columbia this past summer–and a good chunk of the interior B.C. community...
  • B.C. Fire Victims Count The Costs

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick A helicopter drops water on a forest fire that has advanced to the outskirts of Kelowna, B.C. A single but slightly damaged red rose grows defiantly within damaged vineyards after the Kelowna fires have been controlled. Life is slowly returning to normal...
  • Sanctified Ground

    November 1, 2003 by Sylvia Saunders
    by Stan Scislowski From top: The reflecting pool at Cassino War Cemetery, Italy; temporary markers rise above graves of Canadian soldiers killed near Ortona in 1943. Italy 1975: Spring, in all her splendour, bathed the lyrical Liri Valley in sunshine as I walked along a...
  • Building A Living Memorial

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photographs by Natalie Salat From top: Mary George throws a wreath into the Channel; a delegate pays respects at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery; delegate Kevin Carter carries the flag; delegates (from left) Mary George, Jean-Pierre Godbout, Kevin Carter, Patti Coates, Sean McLennon, Catherine...
  • War And Remembrance

    November 1, 2003 by Maureen Stephenson
    by Maureen Stephenson Today, just like every other Nov. 11th, there is a Remembrance Day ceremony downtown. It’s usually a sparse gathering of brave souls huddled against the damp, cold winds blowing off the harbour. Each year, the ranks of aging veterans have grown smaller...
  • Nursing Memories

    November 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Madeline Shavalier They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Mine began when I was called up for active service a year and a half after I signed up as a nurse with the Royal Canadian Army Medical...
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