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Forbes: Military spouses are the real heroes

Ottawa Citizen, November 14, 2017 - They could be all around you. They may live on your street or in your neighbourhood. There are two on our street and two more who were once part of the group. You may run into them in the grocery store or the gym. Who are these strange creatures?

They are military spouses, of either gender. They are the real heroines and heroes behind so many of our military personnel and veterans. In this period of remembrance, they, too, must be remembered and honoured.

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Montreal war memorial vandalized with graffiti on Remembrance Day

Global News, November 12, 2017 - A Montreal man said he and other residents were shocked and saddened after a war memorial was defaced with graffiti on Remembrance Day.

"It's an insult to the army, and to soldiers that died for us, and even now I feel emotional because every time I see it I get goosebumps," he said in a phone interview.

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Montrealers mark Remembrance Day with ceremony at Place du Canada

Global News, November 11, 2017 - Veterans, public figures and citizens gathered in downtown Montreal on Saturday morning to take part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Place du Canada.

Following the 21-gun salute, several dignitaries and veterans placed wreaths at the foot at the cenotaph to honour the memory of fallen soldiers.

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Picture from 34 Canadian Brigade-Group

Video from 34 Canadian Brigade-Group


John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue honours war veterans

Global News, November 9, 2017 - At a ceremony at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Thursday, veteran John Rutter had one wish for the children gathered to pay their respects.

"It's the future generation and I hope they don't have to go to war," he said.

"It is the CEGEP's 12th annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Students from McGill's Macdonald campus also took part, but the staff at the school made sure to invite younger kids too.

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Veterans say Canadian Legion no longer represents them enough

Global News, November 8, 2017 - The Royal Canadian Legion was founded in 1926 to lobby for the needs of veterans returning from the first world war. That service expanded to include other veterans, including those who've never been to war.

But nowadays vets increasingly don't see themselves in the legion.

Tom Irvine is first vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion. He admits that there are only a handful of vets at some legion branches, but he insists — that if it wasn't for the civilians many branches would've closed, as older vets pass away.

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New home for the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch #245, Dorval

September 28, 2017 - The Dorval Legion Branch #245 was forced to move out of its home last year.

Breakfast Television Montreal was at Branch 245, Dorval to check out the legion's new location, and even throw some darts while in there.

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Quite an Honour for Comrade Maxine Bredt from Hudson Legion Branch #115

"Your Local Journal", Sunday, July 16, 2017 edition. - For the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Schiefke, awarded the first of four Sesqui Awards for Lifetime Contribution to Maxine Bredt.

This distinction is awarded to a constituent who, throughout their life, embodied and exemplified the spirit of community service with dignity and integrity. Three other recipients will be announced throughout the summer.".

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New generation of vets more welcome at Veterans' Health Centres

March 26, 2017 - Broader definition of veterans means more access to care, but could lead to wait-lists.
Up until now, the federal government's strict criteria only allowed men and women who were veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War to move into the veterans side of the long term care facility — and many others across the country.
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Bill Tierney: Questions over future role of Legions - Special to the Montreal Gazette

Published on: March 13, 2017 - I was thinking about the role of the Royal Canadian Legions in our towns.
What do they do for our communities?
Do they still serve or help veterans?
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Remembering Hervé Hoffer: Keeper of Canada's remembrance flame in Normandy

Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 - Every year at the beginning of June, Hervé Hoffer lit a paraffin lantern and hung it from the balcony of his summer house overlooking the coast of Normandy, France. After sunset on June 6 – the anniversary of D-Day – crowds watched Mr. Hoffer carry the flickering lantern down to the beach and wade, fully clothed into the sea, where he tossed the lantern into the English Channel.
Speaking in French, he called it "a symbolic gesture to the Canadians who came from the sea, to give us back our freedom.".
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Crushing tax bill could spell the end of Lachine Legion - CTV News Report

November 21, 2016 - A Royal Canadian Legion in Lachine is fighting a $40,000 municipal tax bill it was served after losing its non-profit status..
It's not the first Legion to face such a bill. Other posts in Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Lasalle have also lost their tax-exemption statuses recently.

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Eric Dahl's mission to clean every soldier's gravestone in Drumheller inspires other Albertans

By Raffy Boudjikanian, with files from Carolyn Dunn, CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2016
A lone volunteer's quest to clean every military gravestone at the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery in Alberta is slowly becoming a social movement.
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"I never wanted to unleash passions': Montreal sparks outrage as Vimy Park renamed for Jacques Parizeau"

June 22, 2016 - Norman Shelton, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Quebec Command, said the legion would be satisfied with a new Montreal park containing a proper dedication to those who fought in Vimy. He faulted the city for not giving any thought to the impact of the change, which he said was felt right across Canada.
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Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent remembered on anniversary of death

October 20, 2015 - Slain soldier Patrice Vincent was honoured Tuesday with a memorial service in St. Jean sur Richelieu.

Family members were joined by members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Air Force for the ceremonial unveiling of a banner that now flies in the town.

In a private ceremony at the Legion Hall, Vincent was posthumously given the Hal Rogers Fellow Award to commemorate his sacrifice.

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Finances dominate Quebec Command convention

July 12, 2015 - Quebec Command delegates showed their support for getting the command back on a solid financial footing when delegates met in Laval for the 56th Quebec Command Convention May 15-17. President Norman Shelton set the tone early in the convention in his President's Report: "Comrades, the past two years at Quebec Command have been a challenge, to say the least. We have been in a deficit for the past five years, so we have had no other choice than to make as many financial cuts as possible, without eliminating any program or services to our veterans."
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