Remembrance

Pride & dignity

The Second World War is never far from the heart and mind of 97-year-old veteran Bill Anderson, whose 5th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and fought its way through Europe and into Germany. Appointed a troop commander after the lieutenant in charge was killed, the native of Saint...
  • In mid-April 1945, 18-year-old North Shore (N.B.) Regiment Private Stewart MacDonald sheltered under a bridge near the rail station in Zutphen, the Netherlands. He was chest-deep in the Ijssel River, waiting for a lethal rain of shrapnel to stop. Across the river, townspeople, including 17-year-old...
  • 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....