SOURCE: The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

October 31, 2014 14:38 ET

Letter to the Editor: Guardians of Remembrance

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - October 31, 2014) - The Royal Canadian Legion and its members are the "Guardians of Remembrance" in Canada. As such, the Legion provides a number of resources that you can easily access when planning commemorations in your local areas.

For example, there is your local branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. By contacting them, people may meet Veterans from all peace support operations who are willing to share their experiences with an audience.

There are also many resources that can be used by going to www.legion.ca and clicking on any of the icons in the menu category that says Honour and Remember. There, people can find a wealth of information about Poppy and Remembrance, Youth Education and Teaching Guide to name a few.

The Legion Pilgrimage of Remembrance section also includes impressions of the battlefields and the gravesites visited by those who attended these pilgrimages and can give those researching them a whole new perspective on Remembrance.

Under the Youth Education icon, people can find the regulations for the Poster (Colour or Black & White) and Literary (Essays and Poems) Contests that are conducted each year in schools across Canada in each of the Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Primary categories. The winners of the national competition in the senior category (Grades 10, 11, 12) go to Ottawa to represent the Youth of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and place a wreath on their behalf.

But it all begins with our most important resource -- our Legion members and their branches in your local area. Please reach out to us during this Poppy Campaign. 

Lest we Forget!

Tom Eagles
Dominion President
The Royal Canadian Legion

Contact Information

  • Dominion Command 
    The Royal Canadian Legion 
    (613) 591-3335 
    (613) 591-9335 (FAX) 
    www.legion.ca