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Blood in the mud

It is not easy to connect with the experiences of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. Now, one hundred years in our past, it has slipped beyond living memory. But we think we have found a way to bring you back, to connect with the epic story of the Somme. And we want you...
  • Kent Hehr

    Expectations high for new minister

    February 1, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr faces a steep challenge over the next few months living up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises to veterans. And veterans’ advocates will be watching every step along the way. “I think there are good intentions,” said retired captain...
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    St.John’s to host dominion convention

    February 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Royal Canadian Legion delegates from commands, sections and branches are invited to assemble their delegates in St. John’s, N.L., for the 46th dominion convention on June 11-15. “I’m told it will be one of the largest conventions ever held in St. John’s,” said Local Arrangements...
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    Thunderous acclaim

    January 26, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Hamiltonians gathered to honour veterans of all stripes and many conflicts   The silence during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont., was just ending when a distant thrum could be heard, a noise that grew and swelled and...
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    Pilgrimage to Turkey: Going back to Gallipoli

    January 5, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The Newfoundland Regiment was the only North American military unit to fight in Britain and France’s costly Gallipoli Campaign in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire   Not long after landing in Gallipoli in September 1915, the Newfoundland Regiment found itself stalled in trench warfare,...
  • Our Back Pages 1926-1938: The early years

    January 4, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    First in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of The Legionary and Legion Magazine   The Legion—An Established Fact,” reads the headline in the first issue of The Legionary, published May 15, 1926. It is a front-page editorial, proudly proclaiming that the Legion was...
  • Editorial

    It takes a world

    January 4, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    There is no good answer. After terrorist attacks, chaos, fear, mourning, anger and resolve follow. This is the natural sequence of human reactions to inhuman acts. We then offer all manner of contradictory calls for a response—vengeance, tolerance, security, freedom, airstrikes, negotiation, war, peace. But really, what can...
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