Archive for July, 2009

  • Ontario Command 46th Convention

    July 8, 2009 by Adam Day
    Ontario Command Accepts Sweeping Bylaw Changes It was a time of sweeping change at the Ontario Command 46th convention held May 9-13 in Burlington. In addition to the adoption of a comprehensive new set of branch bylaws, the elections process revealed a vastly changed command...
  • The Roots Of The Poppy

    July 7, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    An undated photo showing veterans assembling wreaths and poppies in Montreal. PHOTO: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19720228-001 Blasts from artillery and mines during the First World War churned up the earth so much that none of the usual mix of crops and vegetation had a chance to...
  • A CSOR member oversees pistol shooting on the range. PHOTO: ADAM DAY They don’t much like the James Bond characterization, these undercover Canadian soldiers. In fact, they reject it. But then you kind of expect that they would. If they were the kind of people...
  • B.C. Cribbage Player Wins Second Time In A Row

    July 2, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    The one place James Kay does not look when playing serious cribbage is at the scoreboard. “If you start doing that then you start being cautious and I don’t want to play that way,” said the Port Coquitlam, B.C.,  Branch member who found himself defending...
  • Summer’s Bloom

    July 1, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    A field of poppies near St. Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy, July 1996. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Tied to the wartorn earth of Flanders, a poppy rises above a thick patch of daisies to face the sun. A strong gust of wind from the northeast sends its scarlet bloom...
  • Our Readers Respond

    July 1, 2009 by Jennifer Morse
    The results of the 2009 Legion Magazine Readership Survey are in, and the sampling was as detailed and instructive as we had hoped. The staff at Legion Magazine would like to thank everyone who responded. That response is essential to us for a number of...
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