Archive for November, 2011

  • Letters From Bill – Dec. 9, 1943.

    November 2, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mom, Dad, Bette and “Commando Jack”: …Boy, Bill was a mad fellow night before last. All the regiment went out on scheme and our Coy being Duty Coy was left behind. Well at three o’clock in the morning the Sgt. Major came in and...
  • How to Wear a Remembrance Poppy

    November 1, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    It’s near the middle of the 2012 remembrance period and even though the poppy has been a symbol of remembrance since 1921, some people are stumped about poppy etiquette.The first question is when it’s proper to start wearing the poppy.  The poppy can be seen...
  • Travelling About: November–December 2011

    November 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
      . Photo: Corporal Francis Gauthier © 2010 DND 1 Remember Our Veterans November 11 is here again and there is probably a cenotaph nearby where you can take time to think of those who gave their young lives for the freedom we enjoy today....
  • Legion Magazine Wins A Bronze Medal

    November 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine’s special interest publication WW I: The War That Shaped A Nation has won a  bronze medal at the Canadian Newsstand Awards held in Toronto, Sept. 26. Following upon its honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards in June, the special issue was nominated...
  • A Frenchwomen sells oranges to Canadian soldiers returning to camp, 1918. PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO—C224-0-0-9-49...
  • Seventy years ago, on Dec. 7, 1941, Imperial Japan began its war against the West, attacking Pearl Harbor, Malaya and moving against Hong Kong. In the Crown Colony’s garrison were almost 2,000 Canadian soldiers, only recently arrived and scarcely acclimatized. For the next 18 days,...

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