Remembrance

Survivors in turmoil

Six years of war in continental Europe was drawing to a close but for many, if not most, victory was bittersweet—and defeat was devastating. Up to 40 million people in Europe were dead, the vast majority of them non-combatants, and as many as 11 million refugees wandered the wasted landscape. Entire cities were in ruin,...
  • A Royal Remembrance

    January 15, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Silver Cross Mother Della Morley speaks with Prince Charles, flanked by Governor General Michaëlle Jean (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall. PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO It was the first time 91-year-old Arthur Dewar of London, Ont., had worn his medals, and the first time he had attended...
  • Remembrance In The Rockies

    January 15, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Misty and snowy mountains are the backdrop for the Banff, Alta., Remembrance Day parade. PHOTO: ADAM DAY Banff in November is a vision of a winter wonderland. At the town limits the snowy mountains stretch instantly upwards into rocky peaks and people clank down the...
  • Detail from the First Place winning photo. PHOTO: SHARON SNIDER Poppies mean so much to our readers and you responded wonderfully to the Poppy Photo Contest announced in the July/August issue. We received 238 entries from across the country and it was Sharon Snider, a...
  • Veteran Murray Knowles pauses for a moment on Juno Beach. ILLUSTRATION: JENNIFER MORSE The 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Campaign is a significant anniversary. It has been decades since the troops fought their way ashore and this may be the last...
  • Double Wins Highlight Annual Remembrance Contests

    September 10, 2009 by Adam Day
    Senior Black and White: First Place. ILLUSTRATION: NATALIE LLOYD For the many, many thousands of Canadian students who plan, create and submit their works of remembrance to The Royal Canadian Legion’s literary and poster contests, winning a national prize can seem so, so far away....
  • Focus On Youth

    September 3, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    . . It’s time for students to hit the books again, and in keeping with that and our special section, Focus On Youth, we asked students to answer a key question: Why is it important for youth to learn Canadian military history? Shawn Claire,   Victoria,...
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