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Two double winners in remembrance contests

– Click on images to enlarge – When does the service and sacrifice of men and women who fought and died for Canada move from history to reality? For Gina Spencer, winner of The Royal Canadian Legion’s senior essay contest, it was on a Grade 10 pilgrimage, while standing over the grave of Thomas...
  • 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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  • 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....
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