Archive for May, 2009

  • Smaller DEC Gets Down To Business

    May 28, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    On the chilly weekend of Feb. 21-22, a considerably smaller group of Legionnaires came together to meet as the restructured Dominion Executive Council at Legion House in Ottawa. This was the second DEC meeting since the governance restructuring that occurred at the last dominion convention....
  • Centred On Juno

    May 28, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Quite unique in design, the Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy is both a learning centre and a memorial. From the air it resembles a stylized maple leaf. PHOTO: JUNO BEACH CENTRE Canadians travelling to France to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    May 22, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    In the May/June issue we tested your knowledge of National Defence. Here are the answers: The Militia Act of 1883, which established the Infantry School Corps and the Cavalry School Corps.  The infantry and cavalry units formed the basis for Canada’s professional army, through both...
  • Prescription Dispensing Fees Often Overlooked

    May 21, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Jean Lesniak has had her monthly prescriptions filled at the same drug store in Port Hope, Ont., for years, but after it recently changed hands, she was surprised when asked to pay an extra $4.99 to cover a dispensing fee. “I used to just pick...
  • The French Connection

    May 21, 2009 by Keith Spicer
    Youth attend ceremonies at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in 1969. PHOTO: JOHN EVANS PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, BAYEUX, NORMANDY, JUNE 5, 1955: Bent and frail, Lise Enguerrand was a poor village woman in her early 70s. I was a Paris student from Toronto, aged...
  • We Care

    May 15, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    It has often been asked by Canadian Forces (CF) members and veterans seeking a disability claim if there are any advantages associated with using the services of a command service officer of The Royal Canadian Legion Service Bureau Network. While all advocates bring their own...
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