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Welcome to the Colchester Branch 026 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Colchester Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received their charter in October 1928 and has been a proud member of the Truro, Nova Scotia community ever since. Funds raised through the Royal Canadian Legion support veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.


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Supporting veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

 


POPPY CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS

The Truro Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is looking for volunteers who can spare 2 hours to distribute poppies during the 2018 campaign. All monies raised go to veterans and local youth. If you can spare some time please call 902-893-8225 Monday to Friday from 9:00 am till noon during the campaign October 26 to November 10. You can also sign-up on the sheets in the canteen starting October 19th.

Wreaths will also be on sale at these times.

 


SCHOOL VISITATION

Again this year, Local Schools are seeking Royal Canadian Legion participation in School Assemblies during the Week of Remembrance. This is a valuable service, rewarding to us and to the youth of our area. Planning is underway and it’s clear we need more Legion Members to step forward to help. Consider being part of an RCL group going to a School Program.
Contact: Gerry Hale:  902-893-8272 (h), 902-899-5045 (c)
Organization Meeting set for Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00 in LOUNGE.


Don’t miss the SEPTEMBER article
“100 Day Offensive”
in the Heritage Room under the About tab:
http://www.trurolegion.ca/heritage-room/

 


Truro Legion donates Second World War uniform to Italian museum
http://www.trurodaily.com/living/second-world-war-uniform-from-truro-on-display-in-italian-museum-180997/ (Click here)


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Chase the Ace

Starting again SOON!
Everyone Welcome!

Snowball 50/50 draw
Every Monday morning.
Pot is $2,592
Name drawn: Francis LeBlanc – NOT Signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

Fish & Chips
October 26, 2018
5:00 – 7:00pm Unless Sold Out
Cost $8.00 Per Person
Music by 2 Shades of Grey
In the Lounge

 

Friday Pub night
Friday, October 19, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
7pm – 10pm
In the Lounge
Music by: Over the Influence
$5.00 Cover
Cash bar – ATM on site
Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends!


Battle of Vimy Ridge

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – All Legion members are encouraged to join our local Cadet Corps to celebrate the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This was the most significant Battle of the First World War and it was the first time Canadians fought as a distinct National Army and defined Canada as a Nation.

Form-up: Farmers Market 1030 hrs 8 Apr 2018
Join your Colour Party and NS Cadet Pipe and Drum Band.

 

Comrade President Gerry Tucker and Comrade Wilson MacDonald will address the parade at the Truro Cenotaph.

Your support will be appreciated.

Everyone Welcome.



PASSCHENDAELE

Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.

Read more about Canadians at Passchendaele (Click here)


REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed by the Commonwealth of Nations members started since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty. The day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th of November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in accordance with the armistice and is the time and date for the Remembrance Day ceremonies held at cenotaphs across the member nations.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due mainly to the poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian Army Doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in WW I. Their brilliant red color became a symbol of the blood spilled during the war.

The Last Post: The Last Post is the common bugle call of the close of the military day. It is the time to put out the lights and sleep.

Silence: Upon completion of the Last Post, two minutes of silence are observed by all as those members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty are remembered.

Reveille: Reveille is the first bugle call of the day and is a signal for the troops to arise from their sleep and start their day. At the cenotaph it is a symbol for the dead to rise from their sleep and guard the home of the war-dead.

On completion of Reveille the Act of Remembrance is said.

The Wreath: The laying of the wreath is the traditional means of signaling that high honours are being paid to honour the war dead.

Prepared by: Ralph Campbell, Co-Chair School Visitation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Truro)


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