Archive for January, 2009

  • A Checklist For Care

    January 26, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Visiting The Veterans. ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Working to ensure the well-being of veterans in long-term care facilities requires ongoing vigilance. Across the country there are thousands of Legionnaires dedicated to this role. They are the volunteers who take the time to regularly visit veterans. In...
  • Visiting The Veterans

    January 26, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Visiting The Veterans. ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Every day for two years Francis Christian, a dedicated member of Vimy Branch in Halifax, N.S., made his way to the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building for a very special visit to one of its residents. Christian was there—seven...
  • Small Town Cheers Deploying Troops

    January 22, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Troops bound for Afghanistan got an unexpected send-off this fall as they made a short stop in the eastern Ontario town of Tweed while en route between Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and Trenton where they caught their flight overseas. Legionnaires, schoolchildren, veterans and members of...
  • Left Of The Boom

    January 19, 2009 by Adam Day
    Left Of The Boom. ILLUSTRATION: ©Greg Stevenson/ The feeling has been described by survivors as falling. Also as soaring. There’s a flash and a shrieking darkness and then the weightless moments of maximum kinetic terror when the detonation blasts you beyond gravity. After the boom there...
  • Wartime Food Van Gets Ready For Display

    January 15, 2009 by Adam Day
    It’s not all that easy to restore a 67-year-old truck. Just ask Jim Whitham, the collections manager at the Canadian War Museum, as he’s just spent many, many months working on—and trying to find parts for—a 1941 Fordson model E83 that was used in England...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    January 14, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to the Readers’ Quiz that we introduced in the January/February 2009 issue of Legion Magazine. The Distant Early Warning Line or DEW Line. It was built by the United States government and designed to detect incoming Soviet bombers. The Maple Leaf....
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