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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who serve or have served in the
@CanadianForces and @rcmpgrcpolice , to the moms who support their families when their loved ones are serving abroad, and to the moms of Canada’s serving and retired Veterans. We salute you!
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who serve or have served in the @canadianforces and @rcmpgrcpolice , to the moms who support their families when their loved ones are serving abroad, and to the moms of Canada’s serving and retired Veterans. We salu

Our Grand President, Larry Murray was at the Canadian Tulip Festival speaking on behalf of The Royal Canadian Legion’s support of the festival. This year, we’re partnering with the Canadian Tulip Festival to plant 1.1 million bulbs to bloom next year for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. Join us! $1 of every bag of bulbs sold will be donated to the Legion: www.Liberation75.ca
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Photo 1: Larry Murray with the Dutch Ambassador to Canada.
Photo 2: Larry Murray with the President of the Canadian Tulip Festival, Grant Hooker.
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Our Grand President, Larry Murray was at the Canadian Tulip Festival speaking on behalf of The Royal Canadian Legion’s support of the festival. This year, we’re partnering with the Canadian Tulip Festival to plant 1.1 million bulbs to bloom next year

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Don’t miss the 2019 Memorial Ride in #Ottawa! 
Motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters will remember and commemorate Canada’s Fallen Veterans on June 2 in a motorcycle procession through Ottawa to the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood. A Service of Remembrance will follow. Sign up by May 31! Link in bio.
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Don’t miss the 2019 Memorial Ride in #ottawa ! Motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters will remember and commemorate Canada’s Fallen Veterans on June 2 in a motorcycle procession through Ottawa to the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood. A Service

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Join us as we Remember VE Day! On May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe was officially celebrated. In Paris, London and at home in Canada, massive crowds filled the city streets with parades, concerts, singing and dancing. How will you be celebrating?
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Photo: National Film Board
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Join us as we Remember VE Day! On May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe was officially celebrated. In Paris, London and at home in Canada, massive crowds filled the city streets with parades, concerts, singing and dancing. How will you be celebrating? . Pho

Today, we remember the Battle of the Atlantic. This military campaign involved thousands of ships in more than 100 convoy battles. By the end of the campaign, an estimated 3,500 merchant ships and 175 warships were lost. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), for its part, lost more than 20 warships. Proportionally, Canadian merchant seamen suffered much more heavily, losing one in ten among the 12,000 who served in Canadian and Allied merchant vessels. #LestWeForget
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Today, we remember the Battle of the Atlantic. This military campaign involved thousands of ships in more than 100 convoy battles. By the end of the campaign, an estimated 3,500 merchant ships and 175 warships were lost. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)

The winners of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2019 Youth Remembrance Contests have been announced! Check out the beautiful posters, essays and poems created by Canada’s youth. Link in bio.
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Fostering Remembrance is part of everything we do. Through the Legion’s long-standing Annual Poster and Literary Contests, Canadian school children honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing, and help perpetuate Remembrance.
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The winners of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2019 Youth Remembrance Contests have been announced! Check out the beautiful posters, essays and poems created by Canada’s youth. Link in bio. . Fostering Remembrance is part of everything we do. Through the

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We are getting fantastic entries for the #MyLegion campaign, highlighting how Branches and member volunteers are making a difference for Veterans and their community across Canada!
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Entries before May 1 will be entered to win a prize pack from The Poppy Store valued at $1K! Link in bio.
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Here are some highlights (more to come):
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Photo entry 1:
“I enjoy our Annual Veterans Day luncheon. Preparing the meal and setting the tables, so that Veterans from Sunnybrook and other locations can come for a visit to our legion and enjoy a good meal and listen to some live music. It's so nice to see them and get to know them year after year. I joined the legion so that I could give back to the Veterans as much as I can do at Br. #75!”
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Photo entry 2:
“Branch 3, Chatham NB — I am a new member to the Legion, but quickly developed an appreciation of the many volunteer hours given to #mylegion, it is also the enjoyment volunteers have when giving of their time.”
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Photo entry 3:
“Branch 234 Roxboro, Quebec has a long history of supporting the Veteran's at the St Annes Hospital with Bingo!”
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We are getting fantastic entries for the #mylegion campaign, highlighting how Branches and member volunteers are making a difference for Veterans and their community across Canada! . Entries before May 1 will be entered to win a prize pack from The P

The Dominion Cribbage Championships were held at the @westborolegion Branch 480 over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who travelled to Ottawa for the competition and congratulations to all the winners!
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Photos of winners:
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James McCaffrey, Ronald Sherwood, Edward McFadzen and Kathryn Sullivan from New Brunswick's Fredericton Legion Branch 4 with the team trophy.
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Five-time cribbage doubles champions Barry Dillon and Richard Falle flank 2019 winners Anne Dubuc and Dennis Fewer from the Grand Falls Legion.
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Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper presents the singles award to Bill Nelligan of Cranbrook, B.C.
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The Dominion Cribbage Championships were held at the @westborolegion Branch 480 over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who travelled to Ottawa for the competition and congratulations to all the winners! . Photos of winners: . James McCaffrey, Ronald

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Have you heard? Legion Lager by @whitewaterbrewingco is now available in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario! 🇨🇦
5% of Legion Lager sales go to Legion programs in support of Canada’s Veterans. This weekend cheers to home!
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Have you heard? Legion Lager by @whitewaterbrewingco is now available in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario! 🇨🇦 5% of Legion Lager sales go to Legion programs in support of Canada’s Veterans. This weekend cheers to home!

A ceremony commemorating ANZAC Day was held at the @canwarmuseum where Dominion President, Thomas Irvine, laid a wreath on behalf of The Royal Canadian Legion. #LestWeForget
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A ceremony commemorating ANZAC Day was held at the @canwarmuseum where Dominion President, Thomas Irvine, laid a wreath on behalf of The Royal Canadian Legion. #lestweforget

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As a member of The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, this Anzac Day the Legion joins in Remembrance for our Commonwealth Veterans, including the Newfoundland Regiment under the 29th Division of the British Army, who fought and died at Gallipoli during the First World War. Lest we forget.
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As a member of The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, this Anzac Day the Legion joins in Remembrance for our Commonwealth Veterans, including the Newfoundland Regiment under the 29th Division of the British Army, who fought and died at Gallipoli

The first Op VetBuild at Branch 322 in Ajax was a success! Thanks to Veteran and Legion Member, Craig Hood, dedicated volunteers and generous donations, Veterans enjoyed building models and sharing stories. We can't wait to see this program launch at Legion Branches across Canada! (Head to opvetbuild on Facebook to learn more.) #MyLegion
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The first Op VetBuild at Branch 322 in Ajax was a success! Thanks to Veteran and Legion Member, Craig Hood, dedicated volunteers and generous donations, Veterans enjoyed building models and sharing stories. We can't wait to see this program launch at

Legion Branch 11 in Port aux Basques is helping Veteran Tom Anderson fundraise $15,000 for a service dog for a veteran in need by July 1.
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“The only hint of scars Tom Anderson bears from his military become evident when you look him square in the face. Even then, it’s not the first thing you notice.
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The pupil of his right eye appears unfocused. But it’s his cheerful expression – a big friendly smile partially concealed beneath a shaggy, salt-and-pepper beard – that best belies any suggestion of a disability. Anderson is a double amputee and has undergone a cornea transplant. He was on his second tour in Croatia in April 1994, serving with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, when he drove over a landmine. As well as the damage to his cornea, he suffered an open fracture to his left hand and had both legs amputated below the knee.
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And as if life hasn’t thrown enough his way already, now Anderson is facing another battle –rectal cancer.
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That positive, determined attitude has served Anderson well on this battleground, too. He has only two treatments left and will undergo another surgery in June, but says he’s responding well and that his doctors are quite optimistic. “My prognosis is good. I guess, you know, they caught it in time.”
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A friend suggested he fundraise to shave it off for cancer, but after giving it some thought Anderson decided on a different cause.
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“I come from a military background and something that I hold close to my heart is the Royal Canadian Legion organization and the Wounded Warriors campaign, so I decided to shave my beard off to raise some money to get a service dog for some veteran that is in dire need.””
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️If you would like to make a donation, head to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rclbr11/
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️Anyone wishing to volunteer is encouraged to contact Pam Osmond at the Port aux Basques branch of the Royal Canadian Legion or on Facebook.
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Photo and story from Rosalyn Roy of the Western Star.
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Legion Branch 11 in Port aux Basques is helping Veteran Tom Anderson fundraise $15,000 for a service dog for a veteran in need by July 1. . “The only hint of scars Tom Anderson bears from his military become evident when you look him square in the fa

We're celebrating Legion member volunteers for National Volunteer Week and throughout the month of April!
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Legion member and Special Projects Chair of BSO Legion OSI, Craig Hood, is helping Veterans through Operation VetBuild, a peer to peer program by Veterans for Veterans.
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The objective is to help improve mental health through hobby, and in this case, model building. Find Operation VetBuild on Facebook to check out the remarkable initiative.
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How are you helping Veterans in your community as a Legion member volunteer? Tell us using #MyLegion for a chance to win $1K work of Poppy Store prizes. Link in our bio for more info.
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We're celebrating Legion member volunteers for National Volunteer Week and throughout the month of April! . Legion member and Special Projects Chair of BSO Legion OSI, Craig Hood, is helping Veterans through Operation VetBuild, a peer to peer program

We’re at the annual Admiral Murray Cup where the NTOs vs NWOs are facing off for the second year in a row.
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Legion Grand President Larry Murray is performing the puck drop accompanied by the Commander of the @rcn_mrc Vice-Admiral Maurice Frank Ronald Lloyd.
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We’re happy to sponsor the game for a second year in a row!
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We’re at the annual Admiral Murray Cup where the NTOs vs NWOs are facing off for the second year in a row. . Legion Grand President Larry Murray is performing the puck drop accompanied by the Commander of the @rcn_mrc Vice-Admiral Maurice Frank Ronal

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On the morning of April 9, 1917, soldiers from all four divisions of the Canadian Corps stormed the ridge in France for four days of brutal battle against the German forces. The capture of Vimy was a defining moment for Canada, but it came at a great cost. Almost 3,600 Canadian soldiers lost their lives and over seven thousand were wounded.
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Join us as we remember and honour those who served and sacrificed.
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Photo: Canadians occupy an enemy machine-gun emplacement on Vimy Ridge, April 1917.
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On the morning of April 9, 1917, soldiers from all four divisions of the Canadian Corps stormed the ridge in France for four days of brutal battle against the German forces. The capture of Vimy was a defining moment for Canada, but it came at a great

The Legion and cadets Remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge. A ceremony to remember the April 1917 Battle took place at the Cenotaph in Yarmouth the morning of April 7.
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André Boudreau, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155 Wedgeport, and others gathered for a Ceremony to remember the April 1917 Battle at the Cenotaph in Yarmouth the morning of Aril 7.
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Despite the lengthy passage of time, the need to remember remains as great as ever.
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Photos by Tina Comeau.
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The Legion and cadets Remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge. A ceremony to remember the April 1917 Battle took place at the Cenotaph in Yarmouth the morning of April 7. . André Boudreau, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155 Wedgeport, and others

GIVEAWAY!
It’s National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme is: The Volunteer Factor - Lifting Communities. We couldn't think of a more perfect theme for Legion volunteers, who lift Veterans and communities across Canada every day.
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To celebrate, we're asking you to share a story about yourself or volunteers making a difference at your branch, or simply tell us why you volunteer for the Legion.
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Participants will be entered to win a gift basket from the Poppy Store valued at $1K!
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There are two ways to enter:
1)  Post a photo with your volunteer story using #MyLegion
2)  Click the link in our bio and enter through the website.
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Let’s show what your Legion and volunteers can do for Veterans and communities across Canada! #nvw #nvw2019
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GIVEAWAY! It’s National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme is: "The Volunteer Factor - Lifting Communities". We couldn't think of a more perfect theme for Legion volunteers, who lift Veterans and communities across Canada every day. . To celebrate,