Letters to Mom

During the Second World War, 21-year-old Allan Coburn was one of a million young men and women whose sense of duty and hankering for adventure drew them to serve in the Canadian Army. He was “the second son of a farmer, with no passion for farming,” said his son Douglas Coburn of Winnipeg. “So,...
  • Touched By Remembrance

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Laurel Driedger   I remember what we did for remembrance when I was in grade school. All the students cut little poppies from red construction paper and then placed them around the classroom. Sometimes there would be a banner with the words Lest We...
  • Warding Off The Loneliness

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Bill Thompson   Several years ago I worked as an orderly in a veterans residential care facility at London, Ont. Known affectionately as The Wing, the facility was comprised of several pavilions surrounded by acres of woodland. The buildings, which were named after eight...
  • Remembering Beaumont Hamel

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford A view of the Beaumont Hamel monument from the trenches preserved at the memorial park. They came from across the sea. The first Newfoundland detachment of two infantry companies sailed from their native land in October of 1914, outfitted with khaki wool...
  • War Connections

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Smith   I was 12 when I heard the news of the Allied victory in August 1945. The war was finally over and like a lot of people I greeted that major development with a wild cheer. Most of us understood that many,...
  • Close Call In Croatia

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Paul Gélinas   There are many incidents that occur during a United Nations peacekeeping tour that go by unreported. One such event happened in 1993 when our platoon-size UN patrol arrived in the village of Okucani, roughly 120 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, Croatia. At...
  • Training For Trouble

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   “Don’t puke on the grass!” yelled the physical training instructor. I turned my head toward the pavement. “Don’t barf on the pavement!” shouted the same instructor. To hell with you, I thought to myself as I let it go halfway...
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