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Day: September 1, 2010

On This Date

On This Date – September 2010

1 SEPTEMBER 1939 The Second World War begins as German forces sweep into Poland with the power of the “lightning war,” better known as the blitzkrieg. 2 SEPTEMBER 1918 In France, throughout September and October, the Canadian Corps breaks through the Hindenburg Line, pushing the German army back from east of Arras to Cambrai and beyond. 3 SEPTEMBER 1943 The Allies invade mainland Italy by crossing the Strait of Messina and landing near the town of Reggio di Calabria. 4 SEPTEMBER 1939 Pilot Officer S.R. Henderson, a Canadian serving in No. 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force, becomes the first Canadian to participate in an operational sortie during the Second World War when he serves as the lead navigator in a bomber force attacking German warships. 5 SEPTEMBER 1979 ...

43rd Dominion Convention: Walking The Path Of Service

Under a clear Prairie sky, with sunlight glinting off the Golden Boy statue atop the Manitoba Legislative Building, more than a thousand Legionnaires marched toward the cenotaph in the city recognized as the birthplace of the Canadian Legion. The men and women making up the sea of blue and grey were in Winnipeg for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 43rd dominion convention, June 12-16, and to celebrate the historic unity that has bettered the lives of veterans and their families. Their presence also reaffirmed the Legion’s commitment to seek unity of action among veterans’ organizations, a promise that should ensure the well-being of veterans far into the future. “Since its formation the Legion has continued to fight for better benefits for veterans, the perpetuation of remembrance and th...

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