Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

More than 20 years ago, The Royal Canadian Legion set out to honour some 115,000 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars, Korea, South Africa and Afghanistan. The effort culminated in a ceremony in France, where the remains of an unknown Canadian soldier killed at Vimy Ridge in 1917 were exhumed from his grave and brought home to Canada.


Military Milestones
Jitter and snatch patrols in Korea

Canadian pilots respond to crisis in Kosovo

Story by Sharon Adams

On June 2, 1999, intense diplomatic negotiations began in the Balkans, bringing to an end 78 days of military bombing in Kosovo, in which Royal Canadian Air Force pilots took part.

In 1989, Serbian president Slobodan Milošević repealed constitutional autonomy of the province of Kosovo; Kosovo’s ethnic Albanians, who had long suffered persecution by Serbs, began protests that grew increasingly violent throughout the civil war marking the breakup of Yugoslavia.


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This week in history
This week in history

June 6, 1944

About 450 Canadians are among the Allied paratroopers
who land behind German coastal defences on D-Day.


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