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Canada’s Ultimate Story!

The next edition in our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is
World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory.

As a sequel to War Stories published by Canada’s Ultimate Story in 2016,
these stories all concern events that happened in the last part of the war,
between 1917 and 1918. The authors of these articles are no longer with us and
the editors of the day left little to tell us who they were, but new generations
can at least glimpse at what they went through and how they saw the world at war. 

Defence full of future promises

By Stephen J. ThorneThe fundamental challenge to change within the Canadian Armed Forces is
commitment, not by troops, bureaucrats or military brass, but by governments.

It’s easy enough to say Canada’s military needs more and better ships, planes and armoured vehicles, but acquiring them takes time and inevitably more than one government to achieve. It’s like turning the proverbial aircraft carrier around, and changing captain and crew in the process.



 

June 17, 2014

Retired general Romeo Dallaire resigns from the Senate to research PTSD,
which he contracted witnessing the Rwanda genocide.
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Legion Magazine is published six times a year in English with a French insert. Additional award-winning special-interest publications—Canada’s Ultimate Story—are produced four times a year. The website—legionmagazine.com—includes numerous articles from current and past issues, audiobook versions of articles, downloadable desktop calendars, Last Post, and more. Legion Magazine is published by Canvet Publications Ltd.

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National Updates from The Royal Canadian Legion

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Investment in our military is needed now… for those who serve, and for the future of Canada

Published on Jun 08, 2017 01:28 pm
The Government of Canada’s new Defence Policy was announced yesterday afternoon, with a focus on investing in its people, the military’s long term capabilities, growth and transparency, and operating with a new vision for the future.
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125th Commemoration of the USS Boston

The Mare Island Naval Cemetery is located a short distance from Touro University, California; where our Secretary/Treasurer Michael Barbour works.  Earlier today, the 125th commemoration of an explosion that killed 15 members of the USS Boston occurred.  We have pictures of the event below.

         

You can review the complete story of the explosion here.

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Gifts Dad will love on Father’s Day!

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Happy Father’s Day Package

This Father’s Day, give Dad the gift of rich Canadian history
with the Happy Father’s Day Package. This includes our award-winning
WW I Collection and WW II Collection, as well as a
personalized Father’s Day note on card stock paper.

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The Happy Father’s Day Package includes:

1) Personalized Message!

2) The WW I Collection!

3) The WW II Collection!

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Give Dad a piece of Canadian history!
Canada’s Ultimate Story Back Issues
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Legion Magazine is published six times a year in English with a French insert. Additional award-winning special-interest publications—collector’s editions—are produced every year. The website—legionmagazine.com—includes numerous articles from current and past issues, audiobook versions of articles, downloadable desktop calendars, Last Post, and more. Legion Magazine is published by Canvet Publications Ltd.

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Legionnaires asked to support Battle of the Atlantic Place

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Legionnaires asked to support
Battle of the Atlantic Place

By Stephen J. ThorneIt was an epic and heroic battle. The convoys were the Allies’ lifeline and at
stake was nothing less than the outcome of the war itself and the future of the free world.
It demanded a Herculean effort, technological innovation and untold resources.
Yet all that remains of one of its most iconic symbols, the corvette, is a single vessel—HMCS Sackville, tied up on the Halifax waterfront a few months a year.

Now a group called the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust is changing that.

A quiet victory in the Gulf

By Marc Milner

When Canada declared war on Germany in September 1939, the most immediate threat
to the country was an attack on its shipping. That fear was so palpable that when periscopes were soon “sighted” in the St. Lawrence River, no one was surprised. Find out how Canada
shut down the U-boat assault in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1942.

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June 11, 1847

Explorer John Franklin dies aboard HMS Erebus, ice-bound in the Arctic.
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Legion Magazine is published six times a year in English with a French insert. Additional award-winning special-interest publications—Canada’s Ultimate Story—are produced four times a year. The website—legionmagazine.com—includes numerous articles from current and past issues, audiobook versions of articles, downloadable desktop calendars, Last Post, and more. Legion Magazine is published by Canvet Publications Ltd.

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[Wreaths Across America eNewsletter #136] Remembering The Longest Day…

From the Wreaths Across America organization…


06/06/2017 WAA eNewsletter - Weekly
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Did you know you can now receive the Wreaths Across America eNewsletter on a WEEKLY or MONTHLY basis? To change your email settings, or read past issues you might have missed, you can visit our new Newsletter Center on the website.

And while you are there, don’t forget to sponsor a wreath to honor one more veteran this December…
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Remembering The Longest Day:

News | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army

An In-Depth Look at D-Day

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy.
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You might also be interested to see this collection of photos, of what it was like for the folks back on when they learned the invasion was underway, or this collection of rare D-Day images from the archives at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

News From This Past Week:

You Can Join in the Remembrance and Tribute to Liberation...

The Liberation Sculpture Symbolizes Compassion And Hope For Future Generations

June 4, 2017, Wreaths Across America joined the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New Jersey and Holocaust survivor Luna Kaufman in paying tribute to sculptor Nathan (Natan) Rapoport recognizing the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
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Wednesday Webinars:

Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend, with WAA Leaders

Thoughts on Memorial Day Weekend, with WAA Leaders

Last week we talked with WAA Chairman Wayne Hanson, and WAA Executive Dir Karen Worcester about their thoughts on Memorial Day.
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Next Webinar: Unique Ideas From Our Volunteers

Next Webinar: Unique Ideas From Our Volunteers

Voices of our Volunteers: Unique ideas from our fundraising and location groups, including this flag idea from Aaron Van Beek of Sioux Center WAA, Iowa.
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This Week in Social Media:

89-year-old WWII Veteran Accomplishes Lifelong Goal and Graduates

89-year-old WWII Veteran Accomplishes Lifelong Goal and Graduates

A dream came true this Memorial Day weekend for a World War II veteran in Michigan. 89-year-old Milton Mockerman received his high school diploma.
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A D-Day Memorial Welcomes Honor Flight Veterans

A D-Day Memorial Welcomes Honor Flight Veterans

94-year-old World War II veteran Julian Hodges has visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. twice. This past weekend was his third trip to the site.
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Florida Man Spends His One Day Off Cleaning Veterans Tombstones

Remembering the Battle of Midway.

In December, the United States observed the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, which brought America into World War II. In the coming months, we will remember battles great and small.
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Oldest Living World War II Veteran Turns 104

Oldest Living World War II Veteran Turns 104

World War II Veteran, Nick Westendorf celebrated his 104th birthday with family and friends on Saturday. Westendorf was a mechanic for the U.S. Navy.
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Want To Share More About Wreaths Across America?

Each year we produce a one page fact sheet about the organization, to help answer questions about who we are, and why we pursue the mission to remember, honor, and teach. You can download your copy of the fact sheet here.
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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)!
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“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.”

If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service Video Series By Mission BBQ

If These Walls Could Talk | Stories Of Service Video Series By Mission BBQ

You might have eaten at Mission BBQ location, and seen how the whole establishment comes to a halt at noon time each – for the playing of the National Anthem. Did you also know about Mission BBQ’s effort so honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery by sponsoring wreaths for Section 59, and support of many other participating locations near their base of operations. We think you will especially like this video about WAA, created for their Stories of Service – called “If these walls could talk” – thanks to the whole team at Mission BBQ for all your support!
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Must Watch| Mike Myers narrates “Our Journey to 150”

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We’re celebrating Canada 150!

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O Canada | Our Journey to 150
Narrated by Mike Myers

To celebrate 150 years of Canadian history, Canada’s Ultimate Story
and Legion Magazine present a powerful video essay on the history of our home
and native land called O Canada | Our Journey to 150.

The video is narrated by Canadian comedian and actor Mike Myers.

O Canada | Our Journey to 150 is a must-watch for every Canadian this year.
We hope this video makes you feel proud of all that Canadians have accomplished.

Please share with friends, family and on social media with #Canada150

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O Canada | Our Journey to 150


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Legion Magazine is published six times a year in English with a French insert. Additional award-winning special-interest publications—collector’s editions—are produced every year. The website—legionmagazine.com—includes numerous articles from current and past issues, audiobook versions of articles, downloadable desktop calendars, Last Post, and more. Legion Magazine is published by Canvet Publications Ltd.

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