Archive for May, 2014

  • Serving You: May/June 2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Question: I was injured in the Second World War and only found out in 2010 that I could apply for a disability pension from Veterans Affairs Canada. My application was favorable but I am disappointed that my benefits were not retroactive to the date of...
  • Should family members of deceased veterans be allowed to wear the military medals of their deceased relative? Author Glenn Wright of Ottawa says NO. Author John Boileau of Halifax says...
  • 1. Go To Juno Beach! If you’ve never been to Juno Beach, it’s worth the time and money to buy a ticket for the 70th anniversary. The Juno Beach Centre is right on the D-Day Beach where Canadians landed on June 6, 1944. This year there...
  • While the weight of a soldier’s kit could vary—depending on the task—it was anything but light on D-Day. These two figures illustrate, in general terms, the varied and specialized uniform and equipment worn by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion airborne (left) and North Shore (N.B.) Regiment...
  • On This Date: May 2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    MAY 29, 1948 The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization is authorized, and assigns peacekeepers to maintain a ceasefire in...
  • 70th Anniversary of D-Day, 1944-2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign will soon be underway. Here are a few facts, quotes and graphics on D-Day....
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