Archive for November, 2017

  • The Cinderella campaign

    November 30, 2017 by Mark Zuehlke
    In the lead-up to Operation Market Garden—the Allied military operation to encircle Germany’s industrial Ruhr district in September 1944—British Army Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight D. Eisenhower took a calculated risk and assigned First Canadian Army to open...
  • Mental health counselling available

    November 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service...
  • B.C. branches aid in wildfire relief

    November 30, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Legion branches across British Columbia were out in full force to aid those affected by the wildfires that spread through the province this summer. In a letter to branches in July, Sandy Reiser, executive director of British Columbia/Yukon Command, sent out a call for help:...
  • Canadian veterans’ graves marked in California

    November 30, 2017 by Cameron Cathcart
    Strolling through the Inglewood Park Cemetery, east of Los Angeles, in 2003, Charles Brechin, then the president of California Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion in Vista, California, struck up a conversation with a cemetery groundskeeper. He was told that “about six” Canadian veterans were...
  • Community outreach and a rate increase

    November 30, 2017 by Eric Harris
    Unexpectedly clear blue skies greeted delegates at the 65th Newfoundland and Labrador Command Convention in Stephenville on Aug. 26-30. Proceedings got underway on a sunny Sunday afternoon with a parade from Blanche Brooke Park to the cenotaph. A remembrance ceremony followed, with wreaths placed by...
  • Canada introduces a new era in peacekeeping

    November 22, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The federal government unveiled its new peacekeeping policy on Nov. 15, more than a year after it declared it would provide the United Nations with up to 600 troops and 150 police officers. Now, after almost two years of review, during which confusion and frustration...
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