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Legion Expecting to Build Stronger Connections with New Minister of National Defence

Jul 17 2013 12:00AM



OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Gordon Moore, welcomed the news of the appointment of the Honourable Rob Nicholson as the Minister of National Defence, earlier this week.

"The Royal Canadian Legion was founded on principles to enhance the lives of currently serving Forces personnel as well as all Canadian Veterans," says Moore. "We will never waiver in our efforts to forge strong ties with the Canadian Armed Forces to ensure they know the Legion is an extension of their military family," adds Moore. The Legion takes every opportunity to discuss important issues affecting servicemen and women. Items that will be high on the agenda will be the pull out of Canadian troops from Afghanistan next year, the purchase of new military hardware and new efforts to bring retiring Canadian Armed Forces personnel into the Legion through the depart with dignity program.

The Dominion President will be inviting the new Minister to Legion headquarters for a briefing on the Legion and its service to the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, their families, and communities across Canada. It will equally be important for the new Minister to be aware of the Legion's ongoing efforts to increase the awareness of Remembrance and all the Legion does to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Canada.

About the Legion

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans service organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Officers can assist and represent CF members Veterans, RCMP members and their families regarding disability claims or related issues with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB). In communities across Canada, it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies, With more than 1,450 branches, The Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans housing, Long Term Care, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts. We will Remember Them.

Bruce Poulin
Dominion Command
The Royal Canadian Legion
1-613-591-3335 ext. 241
Cell: 1-613-292-8760

Source: Marketwire

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