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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.

If you are travelling, consider dropping into a local Legion to say hello and for friendly conversation.


CANCELLATIONS

Truro Legion is closed due to a mandatory COVID-19 shut-down.

Take-out dinners are available on Thursdays. Order by 9 pm Tuesday.

Stay safe and look after one another!


60 Years membership

Congratulations to Charles Borden Sr. for achieving 60 years as a member and a past President.

Chris Donnachie – Awards chair, Charles Borden Sr., Terry Flewelling – President



Royal Canadian Legion 26

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



Fish ‘n Chips

Friday, April 30, 2021 Cancelled
Friday, May 28, 2021
5pm to 6:15pm
In the Auditorium
$10
Eat in or Take-out
Auditorium is set up for physical-distancing.
Masks are required when not eating or drinking.

Snowball 50/50 draw

Every Monday morning.
Pot is $1,250.
Name drawn: Arden Wheadon – NOT Signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

 

New Cards activities

45’s on Tuesdays


7 pm, In the Canteen (Cards currently not permitted)
$5 each, 8 games, No Kitty
Come out and have FUN at your Truro Legion.
Everyone Welcome!

Canasta cards

Truro Legion Lounge
10 am, Mondays – weekly
1 pm, Wednesdays – weekly
$2
Everyone Welcome!


BINGO

Join us for bingo 7:30pm Wednesdays. Mini-bingo starts at 6:30pm.

COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect.

  • Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking.

  • Physical-distancing is required between bubbles.

  • You must stay in your seats. No roaming and/or socializing.

Temporary changes for Legion Bingo

  • Prize format – All regular games will be $50.

  • No admission under 16 years of age.

Stay Safe. Take care of each other.


Legion receives financial support

President Terry Flewelling accepts a certificate from Lenore Zann, Cumberland-Colchester MP, recognizing financial support received from Veterans Affairs Canada through the Legion Branch Emergency Support program.

It states “Veterans Affairs Canada has chosen your Legion to receive funding from the VOESF in recognition of great work that you are doing in support of the well-being of Veterans and their families in your community. It is much appreciated!”



Don’t miss the historical articles on the Heritage Room page:
http://www.trurolegion.ca/heritage-room/

 

 


COMRADE LLOYD COADY HONOURED

To honor members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in a medical corps during World War II, Lloyd Coady was invited to attend the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Atlantic) mess dinner which took place Thursday 6 June 2019 (in commemoration of D-Day). The dinner was held at CFB Halifax followed by a reception on the Bridge at Juno Tower.

In 1942 at the age of 18, Lloyd left his home village of Sheet Harbour and joined the Army. He took his basic training in Peterborough and Petawawa. After basic training, Lloyd arrived in Halifax where he was taken off the draft and sent to Windsor, NS to train as a medical orderly. During the latter part of World War II, Lloyd served as a medical orderly on the Queen Mary, Aquitania and Samaria which transported troops to and from England. He also served at Cogswell Hospital, Halifax and the Debert Hospital outside Truro, NS.

Lloyd is pictured with LCol Rochelle Heudes, Commanding Officer CF H Svcs(A) Halifax.


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)


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)


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