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Legion Launches Operation Canada Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/14 -- The Royal Canadian Legion has packaged up more than 1,000 Canada Day gifts that will be delivered to deployed Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel in the days leading up to Canada Day on July 1st.

"Every year, the Legion sends a package to our deployed Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP personnel during Christmas and Canada Day," says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Tom Eagles. "This effort shows that we and many more Canadians care about their service and their sacrifices," adds Eagles.

This gift is well received by those deployed and it carries our tradition of assistance to Veterans that we have maintained since World War Two. At that time, the Legion was heavily involved in providing troops with morale boosting materials and educational upgrades. Other commitments to troop morale include the provision of funding for show tours to deployed Canadian military personnel on peace support operations, military sports programs and the Nijmegen March team.

This year's package, entitled "A Taste of Home" includes:

Tim Horton's Coffee packages;

Legion bandana;

Maple suckers;

Alberta beef jerky;

Canada ball cap;

Canada Lanyard;

Maple Leaf temporary tattoos; and

Legion LED flashlight / key chain.

(View images of the package - photo 1 - photo 2)

"On behalf of the more than 300,000 men and women of the Legion, we wish all deployed troops a great Canada Day celebration and that they return to their loved ones safe and sound," adds Eagles.

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Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 300,000 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, 440 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We Will Remember Them.

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