Archive for May, 2015

  • Chaplain’s Corner

    1 May 2015
    The Rev. Art Turnbull, Branch 15 Chaplain

    The recent Ypres recognition at the Abbotsford Cenotaph was an important moment.  Though very small in turnout the significance of the Second Battle of Ypres on the days of 22 to 26 April are a Canadian moment in history that must not be forgotten.  It was very good of Mr. John Durham to arrange for the memorial as a tribute to his father who fought in the battle, was gassed and wounded twice, and then taken prisoner for three years by the German army.   Like so many WW 1 veterans, Pte. Edwin Durham came home, put on his civvies and went to work building his family and Canada.  Yet Edwin did not forget his battle.  Every anniversary was remembered.  Thanks Mr. Durham for inviting some of us from the Legion to take part this year of the 100th anniversary.
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