The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

September 13, 2013 14:00 ET

Legion Launches Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance for 2013

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - Every year, for more than ninety years, millions of Canadians have supported The Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremony. They have done so by attending cenotaphs and monuments for Remembrance ceremonies held across this country and by wearing the Poppy.

Last year, Canadians were afforded another opportunity to show their respect for all Veterans: The Legion asked Canadians to send a photograph of a deceased Veteran to Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion. These photos, in turn, were displayed on the large video screens located near the National War Memorial and shown prior to the Remembrance Day Ceremony held on November 11th and were later posted on the Legion's website and available to all Canadians and everyone around the world to see.

Building on its success from last year, The Royal Canadian Legion is asking Canadians to Remember and help build this "Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance" by sending in their photos to Dominion Command. These photos should also include the name of the deceased, years of service, element or force to which the departed belonged or regiment/unit.

Relatives or friends of a beloved Veteran may have the deceased Veterans' photo displayed on the "Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance."

Photos, either a high resolution digital image or a hard copy, may be sent to Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place, Ottawa, ON, K2L 0A1 (no originals please as they cannot be returned) or electronically to rememberingthem@legion.ca or aleurmemoire@legion.ca.

About the Legion

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans service organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Officers can assist and represent CF members Veterans, RCMP members and their families regarding disability claims or related issues with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB).

In communities across Canada, it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies, With more than 1,450 branches, The Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans housing, Long Term Care, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts. We will Remember Them.

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