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This Just In: An exclusive reveal of our new posters!

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These posters are available onultra smooth white cover stock(12″ x 18″) or premium poster paper (24″ x 36″) to deliver a striking image.

 

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Our commemorative poster series features rare archival images of Canadian moments in history and war.

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Images with impact

From the Legion Magazine.


Front lines : a new weekly feature

Images with impact

by Stephen J. Thorne

For 60 of the past 62 years, the World Press Photo competition has
been holding a mirror to the world we live in, and it’s not, so to speak,
a pretty picture.

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July 27, 1953

The Korea Armistice Agreement is signed.

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📷 [Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #143] Winner of the most patriotic pictures contest

From our colleagues at the Wreaths Across America organization.


07/25/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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Celebrating Our Truckers

WAA Gives a

Wreaths Across America Thanks Armellini Express Lines for Excellent Service

Kevin says driving Armellini’s load of wreaths in the escort to VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth along with the Walmart trucks is a meaningful experience for him emotionally because of honoring veterans, but he says there’s also a more physical kind of excitement as a professional driver.
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Special Event This Weekend

Come Join Us On This Special Day

Come Join Us On This Special Day

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard), including unit Commanders, the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Continental Color Guard and the U.S. Army Drill Team, will be in Downeast Maine to participate in a veterans remembrance tree-tagging event.
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I’m An American

The Source of Our Inspiration

The Source of Our Inspiration

This performance in December of 2016 by members of the Kennebunk Elementary School’s Kids Chorus inspired the 2017 theme for Wreaths Across America, “I’m an American!”
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This Week’s Top Social Media Stories

This Soldier Who Joined the Military at Age 58 Will Inspire You

This Soldier Who Joined the Military at Age 58 Will Inspire You

In 2013 on the cusp of officially becoming a senior citizen Dr. Frederick Lough swore in to become an active duty soldier. But that’s not where his military career began.
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Here Are the Best Military Photos For the Week of July 22nd

Here Are the Best Military Photos For the Week of July 22nd

The military has very talented photographers in the ranks, and they’re always capturing what life as a service member is like during training and at war. Here are the best military photos.
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Students learn history on the Civil War battlefield

Nervous Soldier Waits To Reunite With His Military Dog

A yellow lab named named Taylor served her country in not one, but two deployments. She was so good at her job protecting fellow soldiers that the Taliban had a bounty on her head.
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Congratulations to Our Winner

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Pictures of Patriotism Contest Winner Selected

The results are in. With a total of 2,579 votes, Christa Parker is the winner of our Pictures of Patriotism photo contest! Thank you to Christa and all who participated!

Christa’s photo is titled, “No Greater Love.” The moment captured in the photo is Christa and her husband, MSG Christopher Parker, at the funeral of their son PFC Garrett Parker. They had just received his flag. Christa, thank you for sharing this personal moment with all of us. We will never forget the service and sacrifice of your son.
Christa has chosen The Bridgeport Cemetery to receive 100 wreaths to honor 100 veterans!
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Join us on December 16th (the 3rd Saturday in December), 2017 for National Wreaths Across America Day. Use this map to find a location and sign up to volunteer. Can’t find a location near you? You can start one (adding new locations for 2017)!

“Remember this…. In truth a person dies twice, once when he stops breathing, and a second time when somebody mentions his or her name for the last time. Join us in December when over one million volunteers nationwide, will say the names of a million fallen out loud, to make sure they will never be forgotten.”
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More Than a Wreath: The Journey to Honor Our Veterans

More Than a Wreath: The Journey to Honor Our Veterans

Many WAA supporters will recognize the support that Walmart has given each year, particularly on the transportation side of things as they donate time, fuel, and equipment to help deliver the wreaths nationwide. Many of the Walmart drivers are selected in recognition of their own years of military service. In addition to supporting the WAA mission on the transportation and logistics side, the Walmart Foundation also sponsors over 10,000 wreaths placed at a number of participating locations including Arlington National Cemetery and Fayetteville National in Arkansas.
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See our New Vimy Posters! Only $29.99!

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World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory

When the First World War started in 1914, Canada’s population was less than 8 million, yet more than 620,000 enlisted to stand up to tyranny. Many of the surviving soldiers felt compelled to share their stories—not necessarily with everyone, but with those who had also served—and Legion Magazine helped their voices be heard. Many of those stories, accompanied by dozens of dramatic photos, are collected in this new special issue.

Subscribe before Monday, August 7, to receive World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory as your first issue!

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The path of procurement

From the Legion Magazine.


Front lines : a new weekly feature

The path of procurement

by Stephen J. Thorne

Of the many questions surrounding the federal government’s recently
released defence policy review, perhaps none is more topical than whether Canada has the ability to spend an additional $62.3 billion on its military over the next 20 years.

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July 19, 1943

HMCS Huron begins 20 years of service with the Royal Canadian Navy.

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New Vimy Ridge Posters for only $29.99!

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COMING SOON!

World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory

When the First World War started in 1914, Canada’s population was less than 8 million, yet more than 620,000 enlisted to stand up to tyranny. Many of the surviving soldiers felt compelled to share their stories—not necessarily with everyone, but with those who had also served—and Legion Magazine helped their voices be heard. Many of those stories, accompanied by dozens of dramatic photos, are collected in this new special issue.

Subscribe before Monday, August 7, to receive World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory as your first issue!

The Royals

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Canada’s Ultimate Story
The Royals: The Fight to Rule Canada

Everything you need to know about Canada’s royal heritage—from the earliest patrons of New World explorers to the latest on the British monarchy—is featured in The Royals: The Fight to Rule Canada, a 100-page oversized premium issue. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to subscribe today!

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Canada’s mission to Iraq extended

From the Legion Magazine.


Mission to Iraq extended, other options considered

by Stephen J. Thorne

The federal government had no sooner released its new foreign
and defence policies than it put its money where its mouth is and renewed
its commitment to the allied coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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More study needed on medical marijuana

by Sharon Adams

More and more veterans with PTSD are seeking relief through
medical marijuana. But because it’s been illegal for so long,
medical marijuana research is relatively sparse, and research
into veterans’ use of marijuana is even more rare.

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July 12, 1943

RCAF Beaufighter pilot FO J.H. Turnbull
shoots down three bombers over Sicily.

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