D-DAY: A DAY LIKE NO OTHER
The last of Canada’s D-Day veterans are in their nineties. In June, many of them will visit Juno Beach to remember comrades who never made it out of the water or off the beach. They will also commemorate the sacrifices made to gain a valuable foothold on Hitler’s Fortress Europe. In Seven Days In June, award-winning author Mark Zuehlke describes Canada’s part in the Normandy Invasion.
And There Is More…
For the first time, Legion Magazine offers a 360-degree view of what Canadian airborne and assault soldiers wore into battle on D-Day.
In the spring of 2011, Canada’s secretive special operations forces entered a mall in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, where—through dust and darkness—they fought a group of insurgents. Award-winning Staff Writer Adam Day describes what happened and the Canadian valour that shone through.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF LEGION MAGAZINE
A CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE
Should family members of deceased veterans be allowed to wear the military medals of their deceased relative? Historians Glenn Wright and John Boileau face off on the historic controversy.
THE DUTY TO CARE: HOW WELL ARE VETERANS BEING LOOKED AFTER?
Are enough priority access beds available for Canada’s aging veterans? Will today’s younger veterans be able to access long-term care beds in the future? In part one of a two-part series, Staff Writer Sharon Adams begins to delve into a complex issue.