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Day: March 1, 2013

Canada Corner


Legion Magazine has won first prize in the prestigious Canadian Cover Awards for its January/February 2012 issue. The national awards program recognizes and celebrates the success of the magazine industry’s top selling magazine covers. Honours go to titles “with sizzling sell lines, compelling photography, clever illustrations—whatever made the consumer pick up and purchase the magazine,” notes the CCA. Legion Magazine’s first prize is in the General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle & Regional category. “This is tremendous news,” said Legion Magazine General Manager Jennifer Morse. “We are a small, but dedicated team and this recognizes the incredible talent on staff and the guidance of Scott Bullock, Well done to all! The credit is theirs.” The award comes w...
Lest We Forget: The Shocking Crisis Facing Our Wounded Veterans
Defence Today, Health

Lest We Forget: The Shocking Crisis Facing Our Wounded Veterans

Exclusive Audio Edition: Andrew is hiding inside his jacket. He’s hunched over, clutching his gut, clearly in distress. He keeps his head down, his face obscured by a ball cap with an overly large bill. An early arrival, he’s snagged the chair in the corner across from the door, the safest chair in the room. It’s a small room, and at the moment it’s hot with anger. Nine men—soldiers, sailors, airmen, veterans—have come to this meeting in Halifax to talk about living with PTSD—post-traumatic stress disorder. They’ve all got it, and they mean to talk about it, but can’t muster the right emotions at this moment. A few of the angriest have hijacked the conversation and can’t be moved from their litany of grievances against The System, whichever one they’re fighting or have fought. ...
Travelling About: March/April 2013 Things To Do And See
Travelling About

Travelling About: March/April 2013 Things To Do And See

1. Visit Women Facing Conflict At The War Museum Visit the Canadian War Museum early this spring to see an exhibition of photographs by Nick Danziger. Eleven Women Facing War tells 11 stories of women from Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Colombia, the Balkans, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Danziger initially photographed these women in conflict zones for a study by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 2001. Ten years later he set out to find each one of them and see how their experiences changed their lives. Eleven Women Facing War Until April 21 Canadian War Museum, Ottawa 2. Learn About Mines In Quebec City In early March take a trip to the Citadelle in Quebec City to visit the Royal 22nd Regiment Museum and le...
Military History, On This Date

On This Date: March 2013

MARCH 1, 1928 Two British destroyers are transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and renamed. HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Champlain are replacements for the aging HMCS Patriot and HMCS Patrician. MARCH 2, 1951 The Department of National Defence publishes its first Korean War casualty list. Today, the names of 516 Canadians are inscribed in the Korea Book of Remembrance. MARCH 3, 1945 Signal officer Lieutenant Bernard Lafleur of the Fusiliers Mont-Royal earns the Military Cross for his actions in restoring communications destroyed during an attack in the Hochwald Forest in Germany. MARCH 4, 2006 During a meeting between Canadian soldiers and village elders in Afghanistan, Captain Trevor Greene suffers a serious head wound after he was attacked by a man with an axe. He su...
Community, Find Share Discuss

Find-Share-Discuss: March/April 2013

  ON HILL 355, KOREA Kenneth Clow of Brossard, Que., shares two photos of himself taken during the Korean War on Hill 355. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953. Clow, who was 17-years-old when these photos were taken, was a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, which came under heavy attack on Oct. 23, 1952. “It was something I will never forget,” recalled Clow. “To this day, I don’t know how we made it.” We thank Kenneth for his contribution to Find-Share-Discuss, and invite readers to share similar memories of wartime or peacetime service.

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