The Legion in the Community

Life is busy, isn’t it for most of us. November and December are two of the busiest months in my year. Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th) is the most important day of the Legion year. At the same time we start taking applications for Christmas hampers. Intertwined in there, I have to show up at the office to make a few bucks to fund my volunteer time. I was a guest at Rotary this past Monday to deliver a talk on the Legion in the community. I am sharing my talk with you: _______________________ When I was asked to speak this evening about the Legion in the community, I have to admit I did a bit of a gulp. I know our local branch does a lot in and for the community as do branches throughout the country. To assemble that knowledge into a brief speech is a bit daunting. Where to begin. Don’t all groups start with a mission statement? Our mission is to serve veterans, and their dependents, promote remembrance and act in the service of Canada and its communities. The first two elements of our mission are pretty specific, to serve veterans and their dependents and to promote remembrance. It’s the acting in the service of Canada and its communities where the picture grows pretty large. Tonight, I think the best I can do is bring you...

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