Archive for May, 2018

  • Into icy waters

    May 8, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    Fifty years ago, the Ottawa River claimed the lives of seven paratroopers on a routine jump Every May, retired paratroopers, family and friends gather for a small ceremony in Petawawa, Ont., to remember those who died in the worst parachute accident in the history of...
  • Banner projects commemorate veterans

    May 7, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Since 2016, Sackville, N.B., Branch has found a special way to pay tribute to the town’s veterans. Inspired by what he saw in Saint John, N.B., Garth Zwicker decided to commemorate local veterans through a memorial banner project. Zwicker’s father, a Korean War veteran, lives...
  • 2018 Readership Survey: Our readers respond

    May 4, 2018 by Jennifer Morse
    Every three years, Legion Magazine asks its readers to say what they think. This year, the response was overwhelming, with 4,694 readers replying. Thank you. Your guidance and advice help us improve the magazine. For example, while there was a lot of support for the...
  • Legion National Foundation established

    May 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Legion has established the Legion National Foundation, a charity that will show support for veterans and educate the public on remembrance. The foundation will operate at arm’s length from the Legion. Its purpose is to remember, honour and assist those who have served or...
  • Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, the soldiers used to sing. Trouble is, in more recent times, the “kit bag” is the trouble. Relatively stable over centuries of warfare, soldiers’ loads have increased significantly in the past three decades, due largely to...
  • Grave situation

    May 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Is there anything more venerable than a soldier’s grave? Dying in the service of your country is the ultimate sacrifice, and it warrants the most respectful recognition. In Canada, as in most countries, the government is responsible for funerals and burials for those killed in military...
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