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Pépère’s war story

Hormidas Odilon (Henry) Goulet enlisted with the 22nd Battalion in Montreal in 1914. When he gave his name, the officer apparently told him, “We’ll call you Henry.” He fought in France and Belgium until he was wounded in 1916. He was discharged in 1917. His journal was recently adapted into this memoir by his...
  • 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of Canada’s Italian Campaign of the Second World War waged from July 10, 1943, to February 4, 1945. By the end of the Italian Campaign, more than 92,000 Canadians had played a part. Yet it remains relatively...
  • November/December 2018 issue – Now Available!

    November 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The November/December 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. EMBRACING A MODERN-DAY LEGION Delegates meet up in Manitoba and make plans for the future ARMISTICE CENTENARY • How we ended it...
  • Juno Beach Centre launches dog tag campaign

    October 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, has launched a fundraising campaign featuring dog tags to commemorate the 5,500 Canadians killed in action during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. The money will support commemoration and educational activities as the centre marks the 75th anniversary of...
  • A call to remember

    October 30, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Second World War. More than 45,000 were killed and another 55,000 were wounded. Only 41,100 of them remained as of March 2017, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. Nearly all are now in their 90s. Many,...
  • Bells of Peace will sound the Armistice

    October 25, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    The Royal Canadian Legion is hoping to mark the centennial of the end of the First World War with the solemn sound of church bells ringing in communities throughout Canada on Nov. 11. “The Dominion Executive Council wanted us to find a way to appropriately...
  • Introducing the digital poppy

    October 24, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion launched its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 22 in Ottawa, where Dominion President Tom Irvine and Grand President Larry Murray, presented Governor General Julie Payette with the symbolic first poppy. Payette—whose duties include ceremonial head of the Canadian Armed Forces—acknowledged the...
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