Two double winners in remembrance contests

– Click on images to enlarge – When does the service and sacrifice of men and women who fought and died for Canada move from history to reality? For Gina Spencer, winner of The Royal Canadian Legion’s senior essay contest, it was on a Grade 10 pilgrimage, while standing over the grave of Thomas...
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  • Bells of peace

    January 6, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    At sundown on Nov. 11, communities across Canada marked the Armistice centenary with 100 tolls   They came from small towns and big cities, villages and farms, east and west, north and south—619,636 volunteers and conscripts, two-thirds of whom served overseas during the First World...
  • January/February 2019 issue – Now Available!

    January 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The January/February 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already.   Coming home Meticulously colourized images kindle a renewed appreciation of the burdens carried by homecoming soldiers   Pépère’s war story Henry...
  • Car made out of cedar attracts buyers

    December 17, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    I build things out of logs. I’ve done it all my life,” said Bryan Reid, Sr. And so when it came to raising money for veterans, he decided to build something different—a cedar car. It was a one-time project for the founder and president of...
  • Dutch appeal for help in building online memorial

    November 23, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Through the winter and early spring of 1944-45, up to 450,000 Canadian and other Allied troops under the command of General Harry Crerar of Hamilton poured into the Netherlands and liberated the Dutch from five years of Nazi occupation. More than 7,600 of the 175,000...
  • Choose our next cover for The Battle of Ortona

    November 20, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Late in 1943, Canadian troops attacked the German-held Italian city of Ortona. The goal was to push up the eastern coast, then swing inland on a road leading straight to Rome. In fierce fighting, Canada prevailed in Ortona’s labyrinth of death. Read about the day-by-day...
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