Archive for February, 2018

  • Statues in changing times

    February 28, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    History is written by the victors—a quote that has widely been attributed to Winston Churchill, and also to Napoleon Bonaparte, Mark Twain, Niccolo Machiavelli and Walter Benjamin, a German Jewish philosopher who committed suicide in 1940 rather than be caught by the Nazis. But victors...
  • March/April 2018 issue now available!

    February 28, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The March/April 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. CHARGE OF THE CAVALRY 100 years ago, mounted Canadian soldiers made an ill-fated charge at enemy forces in Moreuil Wood, France. It...
  • The smoke of war

    February 23, 2018 by Graham Chandler
    “Our Boys Want Smokes,” trumpets a First World War storefront window poster sponsored by the Over-Seas Club. “For 25 cents we send a dollar’s worth. Contributions received here for Canada’s Tobacco Fund.” It was happening all across the country: show your patriotism and support our...
  • Wildfire relief money distributed where needed

    February 22, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    Legion branches and members across the country contributed generously to the Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Fund, raising $1,243,662, President Chris Strong told delegates at the 50th Alberta-Northwest Territories Command Convention held Sept. 22-24 in Edmonton. The fire, which started in late April 2016, devastated the...
  • The dream of space thrives

    February 21, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    When I was young, the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launches out of Cape Canaveral were family television events without parallel. There was a sense of awe surrounding those NASA missions, culminating years later in the triumphant moon landings. We followed every one, minute-by-transfixed-minute, on a...
  • Winnipeg to host dominion convention

    February 20, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Royal Canadian Legion delegates from commands, sections and branches are invited to assemble their delegates in Winnipeg for the 47th dominion convention on Aug. 25-29. “We are expecting 1,200 people,” said Local Arrangements Committee secretary Dawn Golding. The convention, the first to be held in August instead...
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