Archive for September, 2009

  • The Last Veteran Of The Plains Of Abraham

    September 30, 2009 by Peter Black
    Sir Benjamin West’s painting The Death Of Wolfe depicts the final moments of the British general in 1759. ILLUSTRATION: SIR BENJAMIN WEST, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19910216-332 A Union Jack snaps in the breeze on a sunny, but chilly November morning. It’s hoisted high on...
  • Exploring The Battlefields

    September 25, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    A mock battle unfolds as part of Camp Husky at Ottawa in 2008. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Every teacher since Plato has probably heard the same complaint more than once: “History is nothing but a bunch of boring names and dates!” For a number of Canadian...
  • Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Command 44th Convention

    September 24, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    Looking To The Future In Winnipeg Standing under the shadow of Golden Boy, the famed statue on top of the Manitoba Legislature Building, Manitoba–Northwestern Ontario Command President Roland Fisette said, “This parade is only a rehearsal for next year.” The parade he was referring to...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    September 21, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    The theme for the September/October Readers’ Quiz was simply the Second World War. Here are the answers to the quiz that appeared on page 89 of the magazine. The Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers. The Mid-Ocean Escort Force, which protected convoys between...
  • Robert Semeniuk

    September 20, 2009 by Jennifer Morse
    Children mimic adults by playing war games at Huembo, Angola. PHOTO: ROBERT SEMENIUK In an issue that focuses on Canadian youth and explores our role in teaching and encouraging them to understand military history and remembrance, it is important to acknowledge that in some countries,...
  • Legion Teams Up With Military Family Services

    September 18, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion is reaching out to modern veterans, military members and families through a new partnership with Directorate Military Family Services (DMFS). Though the two organizations have always been friendly, the Legion and DMFS are now solidifying their relationship and encouraging collaboration, information...
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