Archive for November, 2011

  • Guns fired in the distance as the 26 members of The Royal Canadian Legion’s Youth Leaders’ Pilgrimage of Remembrance stepped off the coach amid endless rows of potatoes and other vegetables in Belgium. These were not the guns of long past battles, but merely the...
  • It was a nationwide effort, an unprecedented attempt by the Legion to reach out to a new generation of Canadian veterans, and, in short, the Legion’s recent campaign to welcome home veterans of the war in Afghanistan was a definite success. In late August and...
  • Letters From Bill – Dec. 11, 1943.

    November 4, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Bette and “Commando Jack”: Here is the letter I promised I would write, but honestly I am at a loss as to what to say. First of all, you had better hold this letter a long way off when you read it...
  • The town of Conception Bay South in Newfoundland has come up with a completely new means of honouring local veterans. It has signed a Veteran and Family Community covenant, a public pledge to honour, recognize and support local veterans, military personnel and their families. It...
  • Animals and men pay the ultimate price on the Western Front. PHOTO: IMPERIAL WAR...
  • Accessing The National Military Cemetery

    November 3, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Occupying 8.29 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces (NMC) is located in Canada’s National Capital, in the historic Beechwood Cemetery. NMC is dedicated to Canadian service personnel who have faithfully served their nation, in peace and in war,...
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