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...
  • Remembrance the focus for Netherlands branch

    February 18, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Members of the colour party and executives from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands are a well-travelled lot, appearing at some 40 events in 2015, ranging from official national commemorations attended by royalty and throngs of people, to funerals of Canadian soldiers, to small ceremonies...
  • Voices of women in war heard

    February 18, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The voices of women who served during the first and second world wars can be heard in a new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The exhibit, which runs until April 3, 2016, uses artifacts, posters and recorded interviews with women to tell...
  • Thunderous acclaim

    January 26, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Hamiltonians gathered to honour veterans of all stripes and many conflicts   The silence during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont., was just ending when a distant thrum could be heard, a noise that grew and swelled and...
  • Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial

    November 23, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine’s coverage of Remembrance Day at our National War Memorial. Photography by Metropolis Studio. After the Remembrance Day ceremony, thousands waited to place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bronze figures, representing the 11 branches of the Canadian forces engaged in the First...
  • Messages to the living, messages to the dead

    November 1, 2015 by Frances Itani
    Inspired by McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” a collection of new essays by prominent Canadian authors inspires us to remember   There is a fierceness in the air. In and about a quiet area of Belgium and France. In and about pathways and fields, roads of...
  • Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields”

    October 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Last Updated: November 9, 2018 Rest in Peace Leonard Cohen. In fall 2015, Legion Magazine and Leonard Cohen released a video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. In a poignant tribute to McCrae, Canadian songwriter, painter...
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