Alex Trebek narrates Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid

 Ahead of the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid. Narrated by legendary Canadian television host Alex Trebek of Jeopardy, the video explores the disastrous Dieppe Raid of Aug. 19, 1942, which is most commonly remembered by a grim statistic—the greatest one-day losses sustained by...
  • Our Own Victoria Cross Unveiled

    July 8, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Governor General Michaëlle Jean invoked the image of crowds lining up on Parliament Hill to pay their respects to Smokey Smith VC as he lay in state in 2005 when she unveiled Canada’s own Victoria Cross on May 16. “The line stretched all the way...
  • Hall Of Colours Pays Tribute To Regiments

    July 3, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    The National Memorial Centre, a place where solemn remembrance, state ceremonies and private services in many faiths can be held, has opened in Ottawa directly adjacent to the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. Prominent among the centre’s elements is a Hall of Colours...
  • Regina Branch Considers Its Future

    June 9, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    With performance space in Regina in short supply over the last few years, arts groups have been grateful for the Atlantic Auditorium in The Royal Canadian Legion building. And now the branch is looking to the local arts community to breathe new life into the...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper used the annual seminar of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute in Ottawa to announce a compromise with the Opposition Liberals to extend Canada’s mission to Afghanistan until 2011. The proposed extension came as the government’s reaction to the report of...
  • More widows and other survivors of Canadian veterans will be eligible to receive benefits under the Veterans Independence Program with a $282 million boost announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in his Feb. 26 budget. VIP is a national home-care program that helps low-income veterans...
  • The outcome of the 2008 Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Curling Championships turned out to hinge on the luck of the draw. When curlers and supporters gathered in the comfortable and bright Parkland Recreation Complex in Dauphin, Man., on the last day of play, everyone was...

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