Legion Supports Black History Month

Feb 26, 2015
Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection.Four soldiers with the Canadian Corps pose with ammunition before loading it into tramway cars to be taken up the line during the First World War.

OTTAWA, ON, February 26th, 2015 – Mr. Tom Eagles, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, acknowledged Black History Month by recognizing the social, political and economic achievements of Black Canadians past, present and future.

Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection. Two Canadian soldiers doing their laundry during the First World War. Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection

Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection. Two Canadian soldiers doing their laundry during the First World War. Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection

“This month, designed to honour Black Canadians is a welcomed part of our Canadian Heritage,” says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles. “This proud history continues to this day and we are pleased to acknowledge all of the efforts our government, through the Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group, has made to recognize many Black Canadians who have served as well as those who continue to do so in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,” adds Eagles.

The Legion salutes our Veteran Black Canadians and proudly welcomes them in the Legion. In fact, many Black Canadians are already members of the Legion where they are engaged in shaping the future of Canada’s largest Veterans’ not-for-profit organization.

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For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca6.