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Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the 23 municipalities in the Boer War, First World War,...
  • Born on the first of July

    January 19, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Rob Purvis was 20 years old when he, Butch, Larry and Billy—school buddies from Winnipeg—crossed the border and joined the United States Army in Fargo, N.D. It was 1968, they needed work and they yearned for adventure. They got work, all right, and more adventure...
  • National Holocaust Monument unveiled

    January 13, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Holocaust survivors, donors and members of the National Holocaust Monument Development Council gathered in Ottawa on Sept. 27 for the unveiling of the National Holocaust Monument. A torrential rainstorm moved the invitation-only ceremony indoors, across the street to the Canadian War Museum, where dignitaries including...
  • Gaps in long-term care noted by ombudsman

    January 4, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Some elderly and disabled veterans are falling into a gap between support provided to help them remain in their homes as long as possible and entry into long-term care, says Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent. The Veterans Independence Program (VIP), which helps pay for housekeeping and...
  • January/February 2018 issue is now available!

    January 2, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The January/February 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? BORN ON THE FIRST OF JULY As many as 20,000 Canadians joined the United States military to fight in Vietnam. Are they our...
  • Mental health counselling available

    November 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service...
  • B.C. branches aid in wildfire relief

    November 30, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Legion branches across British Columbia were out in full force to aid those affected by the wildfires that spread through the province this summer. In a letter to branches in July, Sandy Reiser, executive director of British Columbia/Yukon Command, sent out a call for help:...
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