• NAME: Royal Canadian Legion
  • BORN:  November 25, 1925
  • DECEASED:  NA
  • EPIC BATTLE:  NA
  • RANK:  NA
  • HONOURS:  NA

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference 

The Royal Canadian Legion

The History of the Canadian Legion

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“The Legion is a living tradition which keeps alive the form of service and patriotism and in doing so adds new worth and meaning to all it touches.” - Georges Vanier, Canada’s 19th Governor General

The story of the Legion begins with Canada’s experience in the First World War, and tells of exceptional individuals, including Lillian Freiman, Georges Vanier, Milton Gregg, Julian Byng, and Arthur Currie, who either helped found or ensured the success of an organization that began as a support and advocacy group for veterans, and evolved into a foundational cornerstone of countless Canadian communities. Today, the Royal Canadian Legion and its over 275 000 members continues to be the guardians of remembrance and veterans’ welfare from coast to coast to coast.

 

Version Française:

 

L'histoire de la Légion commence par l'expérience du Canada dans la Première Guerre mondiale et parle d'individus exceptionnels, dont Lillian Freiman, Georges Vanier, Milton Gregg, Julian Byng et Arthur Currie, qui ont aidé à trouver ou à assurer le succès d'une organisation qui A commencé comme un groupe de soutien et de plaidoyer pour les anciens combattants, et est devenu une pierre angulaire fondamentale d'innombrables communautés canadiennes. Aujourd'hui, la Légion royale canadienne et ses plus de 275 000 membres continuent d'être les gardiens du souvenir et du bien-être des anciens combattants d'un océan à l'autre.

 

 

 

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military heritage in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military history has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and well-informed participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference