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Indigenous veterans often unaware of their benefits

More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will be followed by equal recognition…will be a powerful sign...
  • 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...
  • A sign of service

    January 6, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    Last September, the federal government announced it is reinstating service cards for Canada’s veterans, following considerable demand from military members, veterans and veteran-support organizations. This is a very good and overdue move, but it could go further. The Veteran’s Service Card (VSC) is being issued...
  • A day of healing

    January 2, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, white wreaths evoked Ottawa’s first Armistice Day   They began to gather at 7 a.m., the first of a crowd that swelled to 35,000 at the Remembrance Day service in the nation’s capital....
  • 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...
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