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Dutch gratitude

Holland’s appreciation of Canada abounds as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands approaches   The Netherlands was a neutral country when the Second World War broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland. However, Germany invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, pulling the country into the war. By...
  • Belgian King, Mons gun arrive in Canada

    February 1, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Legion Magazine sat down with Tim Cook, author and historian at the Canadian War Museum, to discuss the Museum’s recent acquisition (on loan) of a Canadian 18-pound field gun that is said to have fired its last shots at Mons immediately before the...
  • Portraits say, “Here is my story”

    February 1, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian War Museum and Legion Magazine are collaborating on a new exhibition featuring haunting portraits of wounded veterans by writer-photographer Stephen J. Thorne. Opening at the museum in mid-February and running until early June, The Wounded features 18 large-format black-and-white photographs of wounded Canadian veterans, primarily from...
  • Support given for research on first responders

    January 29, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    Research into the health and well-being of military personnel and veterans will help in a 2019 national action plan on post-traumatic stress injuries among first responders and public-safety workers. There are linkages between mental-health issues that confront firefighters, police officers, para-medics, correctional officers, border personnel, emergency...
  • Help is just a phone call away

    January 29, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a...
  • As much as $265 million will be put in veterans’ pockets as the federal government rectifies an accounting error and settles a class-action lawsuit over benefits clawbacks. The accounting error between 2003 and 2010, uncovered by the veterans ombudsman, stinted veterans and RCMP retirees of indexation increases to their disability pensions. The...
  • Capturing the final days of war

    January 21, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    Introducing the new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, award-winning historian J.L. Granatstein said, “The 100 Days was the most important battle ever fought by Canadians.” He was opening the exhibit Victory 1918: The Last 100 Days, which he curated with fellow historian...
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