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Dutch appeal for help in building online memorial

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 Canadians who joined the fight died during the nine-month...
  • Funds provided for repairing veterans’ graves

    June 8, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    The 2018 federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Feb. 27 contains new money allocated to Veterans Affairs Canada to help with the maintenance and repair of the graves and grave markers of veterans buried in Canada. Budget documents say VAC is responsible...
  • One of the priorities in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October mandate letter to Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan was to eliminate the “marriage after 60” clawback clause in the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, so that surviving spouses of...
  • Defence minister hopes to resolve class actions

    May 25, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The federal government and plaintiffs in several class-action lawsuits relating to sexual assault, racism, harassment and discrimination have agreed to set their court proceedings aside and try to talk it out. Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan made the announcement Feb. 23, saying he hoped...
  • Choose the next cover of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

    May 18, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Choose the cover of the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story! Available by subscription and on newsstands across Canada in August 2018!...
  • Battlefield doctor

    May 11, 2018 by Murray Brewster
    My great-great-grandfather was a surgeon who treated soldiers at the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866 It is a largely forgotten battle, even though it was one of the few ever fought on Canadian soil. By the standards of the time, it wasn’t an enormous fight...
  • Banner projects commemorate veterans

    May 7, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Since 2016, Sackville, N.B., Branch has found a special way to pay tribute to the town’s veterans. Inspired by what he saw in Saint John, N.B., Garth Zwicker decided to commemorate local veterans through a memorial banner project. Zwicker’s father, a Korean War veteran, lives...
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