Unsung Valour in Normandy

— Illustrations by Greg Stevenson — Years ago, I was lucky to begin writing about Canadian veterans who had served in Normandy while many were still active and willing to talk about their experiences. Before each interview, I reviewed each veteran’s unit war diary and other documents so I could ask detailed questions. Most...
  • A Heartfelt Remembrance

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick From top: Nepean, Ont., resident J. Roger MacPherson, who served during peacetime with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, looks on during the national Remembrance Day ceremony; the Governor General flanked by Silver Cross Mother Doreen Coolen and Dominion President...
  • Guardians Of Remembrance

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford Bombardier Adam Pankratz stands guard during the ceremony. An eerie fog blanketed Portage la Prairie, Man., on the morning of Nov. 11. It was a fog so thick that people and objects seemed to disappear. Some said it was fitting weather for...
  • United By Remembrance

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Two female World War II veterans examine the display of wreaths. There was pride tempered with tears for lost sons and daughters as Canadians gathered at the National War Memorial on Remembrance Day to remember the sacrifices to past wars and conflicts....
  • On The Path Of Remembrance

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Standing at the Vimy Memorial in France, the youth leaders are: (front, from left): Marcus Munro of Elkford, B.C., Keith Raike of Deer Lake, Nfld., Louise Chapdelaine of Waterloo, Que., Lester Davison of Kensington, P.E.I., Mark Christiansen of Thunder Bay, Ont., Andréa...
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    September 1, 2000 by Dan Black
      He gave everything, including his name. He died on a muddy battlefield in France more than 80 years ago and because of that we know very little about him. He is Canada’s Unknown Soldier and the nation welcomed him home with tremendous dignity last...
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