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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.

Don’t miss the JUNE article “The Battle of Normandy” in the Heritage Room under the About tab: http://www.trurolegion.ca/heritage-room/


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Chase the Ace
The Legion is partnering with
Scotia Pool
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Tickets sold 2pm to 4pm
Draw: approx 4:15pm
You don’t need to be at the Legion to win.

Starting
Jackpot: $3,997
43 cards remaining
Tickets: 3 for $5.00
Available all week at:
Truro Legion Canteen (also Saturday)
Scotia Pool
MacQuarries Esplanade
MacQuarries Bible Hill
East End Mini Mart
Kennedy’s on Ryland Avenue

Everyone Welcome!

Snowball 50/50 draw
Every Monday morning.
Pot is $1,074
Name drawn: Freda Hatfield – NOT signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

NEW in the Canteen: Hot Dogs – $1.50
Need Ice?
Only $1.50 per bag from the canteen.

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

Frank Lowe Dance
Saturday, February 24, 2018
In the Lounge
Doors Open 8:00pm
Dance 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Cash Bar
Cost $8.00 Per Person
Tickets available:
MacQuarries, Legion Bar and
at the Door
Everyone Welcome

Friday Pub night
Friday January 19, 2018
7pm – 10pm
Happy Hour 7pm – 8pm
In the Lounge
Music by: Over the Influence
$5.00 Cover
Cash bar – ATM on site
Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends!

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS KETTLE CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS
Thanks to all who helped. Together we make a BIG difference!

Legion presents assististive reading device
Alan MacPherson, Adrian Armsworthy – President, Bill Herron – Service Officer, and Wilson MacDonald
The Royal Canadian Legion Colchester Branch 26, Truro recently presented an assistive reading device to Alan MacPherson. Alan’s comment was “At last I can read the newspaper again”.


100th Commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9, 2017 has been proclaimed Vimy Day in Truro by the Truro town council because of the heroic contribution made by hundreds of Nova Scotians to ensure success of this epic battle during this First World War battle.
All Legion members are encouraged to take part in the Parade or attend as spectators. Our goal is to recognize the sacrifice of the young men who fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago.

 


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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