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Inuit bone collectors honoured

Parks Canada paid tribute to the previously untold story of how Inuit from Nunavut communities joined the home front war effort during the Second World War by collecting animal bones that could be used for munitions. Environment and Climate Change Minister Johnathan Wilkinson, the minister responsible for Parks Canada, honoured Qapik Attagutsiak and other Nunavut...
  • – CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE – The May/June 2020 issue of Legion Magazine will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe and we want our dedicated readers to be a part of it. Help choose our cover!...
  • History repeats

    March 7, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    There are two certainties in war: death and suffering. Flag-raisings might be another. Flags declare victory, as Red Army troops did (below) in raising the Hammer and Sickle over the Reichstag in Berlin on May 2, 1945. The flag, originally symbolizing the alliance of workers...
  • The Government of Canada has introduced changes to the Canadian Armed Forces Honours and Awards system to ensure members’ service to Canada in recent (post-Afghanistan) operations is recognized in a more timely and appropriate manner. The changes apply to medals for overseas service, generally reduce...
  • Letters to Mom

    February 23, 2020 by Allan Wallace Coburn and Sharon Adams
    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...
  • Unused veterans’ beds concern delegates

    February 13, 2020 by Tom MacGregor
    Legionnaires in New Brunswick expressed concern about the loss of veterans-priority-access beds in the province’s long-term care facilities when delegates met for the 84th New Brunswick Command Convention in Shediac on Sept. 21-22. The issue of veterans’ beds came up when Veterans Seniors and Services Committee Chair Daryl Alward noted...
  • This is the second feature on Canada’s Indigenous war heroes. To read part 1, click here For two years during the Second World War, Charles (Checker) Tomkins, a Métis from Grouard, Alta., was given a secret assignment. It was a secret he very nearly took...
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