Cross Border Doctor

It can be extraordinary who and what you will find when digging into family history. In an article for Legion Magazine last year, CBC journalist Murray Brewster wrote about the Battle of Ridgeway and the eyewitness account of his great-great-grandfather, a doctor and United States Civil War veteran, who in June 1866 tended wounded...
  • A Handclasp In Coriano

    January 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black It is early afternoon and there is a moment of profound silence at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery in northern Italy. Here–among the weeping willows and rows of white headstones–time seems to have come to a full stop as several Canadian war veterans...
  • Walking Through History

    November 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    Photographs by Marc Fowler of Metropolis Studio There is nothing like being there–among the rows of white headstones–to realize why it is so important to remember Canada’s wartime sacrifices. You can read about it and hear about it, but it is hard to appreciate what...
  • Pilgrimage To The Pyrénées

    November 1, 1999 by Mac Johnston
    In an isolated spot high in the French Pyrénées, a group of 30-odd pilgrims from Chatham, Ont., gathered in July to honour one of their own lost in WW II. To pull back the shroud of time that has enveloped Pilot Officer Leslie Arthur Peers,...
  • Canada’s D-Day Legacy

    September 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    by Bill Fairbairn “The happy part is remembering that after Normandy we advanced to victory.” So said Ken Sloggett in June, near the end of a 12-day pilgrimage marking the 55th anniversary of D-Day. The tour organized by Veterans Affairs Canada took 60 Canadian veterans...
  • Tour De Force

    March 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston The many faces of our world never cease to amaze. Imagine that you’re in the Middle East in December with a troupe to entertain Canadian peacekeepers. In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, your bus approaches North Camp at El Gorah. The entrance is like...
  • Solemn Moments In Mons

    January 1, 1999 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick “I was in a trench on the outskirts of Mons when the firing stopped,” said Fred Evans, a 101-year-old WW I veteran from Summerville, N.B., while gazing out over the now-peaceful Belgian countryside he hadn’t seen for 80 years. Evans was part...