Archive for July, 2012

  • Treat a veteran to lunch

    July 25, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    I just read a touching piece about a good way to say thanks to a veteran. Paul Kavanagh, a Montreal periodontist, was visiting the Canadian War Museum in 2009 with his family and happened to be in line at the cafeteria behind a veteran who did...
  • Light rail is used to transport battle casualties to a dressing station near Vimy Ridge, April 1917. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • Close Games Keep Cribbage Exciting

    July 24, 2012 by Tom MacGregor
    Len Zema likes to keep his fingers free when he plays cards competitively. So he takes off his wedding band and another ring he wears on his right hand. “It’s become a superstition with me but it brings me luck,” said Zema, a member of Elmwood...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Water To The Wounded

    July 23, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    A stretcher-bearer gives water to a wounded man, October 1918. GEORGE METCALF COLLECTION, CANADIAN WAR...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    July 23, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the July/August 2012 issue. The U.S. fort on Mackinac Island in Lake Huron surrendered to British forces in 1812 without anyone being...
  • 07/23/1917 Canadian troops participate in a successful raid through the Mericourt trench against enemy dugouts and trench mortar emplacements. 07/23/1974 In Cyprus, A fragile ceasefire is negotiated between Turks and Greek Cypriots by the United Nations. 07/24/1967 French President Charles de Gaulle arrives in Montreal...

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