The Legion has always been a great place for important conversations. In Canada, people have been gathering at Legion Branches to talk about Remembrance, Patriotism, Veterans and to share their stories. This blog honours that tradition, and we invite all Canadians to join the conversation.

A Brick Wall – May 13, 1915+

On May 13th 1915, a young Private named Horace Buckshaw sat in a trench and wrote in his diary: “Enjoyed...

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Dispatches from the Front – Entry #7+

The sun was shining bright and everyone got on the bus with a smile on their face. The first stop...

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Dispatches from the Front – Entry #6+

After seeing six of eight Canadian World War I memorials, the 26th marked our last day of the First World...

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Dispatches from the Front – Entry #5+

This day started early, and brought our first sight of rain during the tour. The group embarked on another journey...

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Dispatches from the Front – Entry #4+

As we checkout from the Pax hotel in Diksmuide there was a feeling of leaving home. The people of Diksmuide,...

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The Gloves Come Off – April 30, 1915+

Continued from “Choking on Desperation”: Night was falling on the Ypres salient late on April 22nd, 1915. After the first...

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