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Legion Hosts Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- As part of the Legion's ongoing commitment to Remembrance, Legion House will host the final leg of the day for the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team between 4-5pm on 7 May.

"For the past five days, some 19 injured individuals that make up the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team have travelled from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Ottawa,' says Dominion President Gordon Moore. "Along their route they have been greeted by Canadians and celebrated at various Legion branches. The Relay is all about thanking Canadians for their support and for generating awareness about the programs available to ill and injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces. We are honoured to host this final leg of the day, as we too show our gratitude and extend our support through the Legion's programs and services," adds Moore.

Everyone is invited to come to this event at Legion House (86 Aird Place, Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1) between 4-5pm on 7 May to welcome the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team and enjoy a Giant Tiger sponsored BBQ.

Since 1926, the Legion has been at the forefront of advocating for programs available to ill and injured members who have returned from various wars. The Legion has always prided itself in serving Canada's military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families. As Canada's largest Veterans' based organization built by Veterans for Veterans, the Legion also prides itself on Remembering their sacrifices.

ABOUT THE LEGION

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

The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 460 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We Will Remember Them.

Contacts:
Bruce Poulin
Dominion Command
The Royal Canadian Legion
1-613-591-3335 ext. 241
1-613-292-8760 (Cell)
[email protected]

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