Author Archives: Nick Veldt

From the Branch – October’s Doings

October is running it’s course and at the Legion there will be a October fest on Saturday, October 24th, with live music. Also there will be a Ladies Auxiliary luncheon on Thursday, October 29th, 11.00 till 1.00. It is almost November so if you have not yet paid your membership do it now and save some money and be a ...

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From the Branch – Thanksgiving

Do you say thanks for still living? How about for not being hungry, or having a HOME, and for being FREE. For NOT having COVID-19, For love and being loved, but loved by your friends and neighbors. Did you thank a veteran for serving and making sure you live in FREEDOM? Just be Thankful for being YOU! Because WE love ...

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From the Branch – September 16

Finally after 75 years, there is a headstone on the grave of Lt. Kavanagh whose remains were buried in Steenderen, The Netherlands. He was killed in Rha when the farmhouse his platoon liberated the day before, was attacked by the enemey at night, and he and some of his men lost their lives in the battle. Finally they were sure ...

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From the Branch – September 2

Now September is here and another season is starting (FALL?). So we hope to see soon a end to Covid19 and get things back to normal. At the Branch we  will have our first membership meeting on September 10th. And hope to see a good turn out as our future will depend on how we deal with social distancing and ...

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From the Branch – August 5

Yes, August is here and we all hope that even now you can enjoy a bit of summer. But be careful and do the right things to avoid COVID-19. Partying is nice but make sure you do it with only family or those you have in your bubble. As only one person can make a whole bunch of people sick ...

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From the Branch – July 29

The freshly repainted sign looks good and we thank Comrade Jim Aquino for the professional job he did. Yes, the Legion is open again and we hope that soon we will be able to have our Ladies Auxiliary dish up some good meals, and maybe soon a Fish Fry or Wing Ding. I am sure just to get back to ...

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From the Branch – July 22

So our sign has been repainted and back on the wall now a bit more paint, our new flag pole and things will look better. Thank you to Jim Aquino for repainting the sign. We are open for business again. And if everyone goes by the rules things will be back to normal maybe soon. Our Comrade Nicholas had a ...

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From the Branch – June 24

Finally we were able to have a membership meeting at the Branch last Thursday. So it was possible to have the Executive to take care of business until September. Everyone was wondering when we could open up the Hall for some events and do some fundraising as there is not much change left in the old sock. A few suggestions ...

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From the Branch – June 17

Good News!  There will be a Membership meeting this Thursday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. This is very important and there will have to be some decisions made for the rest of the summer and beyond. So, please try to attend and support Your Branch in this time of extraordinary circumstances. We hope everyone has been saved from the Covid-19 ...

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From the Branch – June 10

Yes, this past weekend was the 76th Anniversary of D-Day and COVID-19 did a number on that historic fact also. But I am sure a lot of people were reminded in one way or the other. It seems so long ago; but for those of a older age it looks like NOT so long because we were there at the ...

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From the Branch – June 3

Now May is gone and it is summertime and even though we have Covid 19 around, let us be happy and enjoy the weather but obey all the rules. Usually at this time we have our last meeting at the Branch before summer recess, but let us hope we will be back in September with the doors open. It was ...

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From The Branch – May 27

75 years ago the country was free and as evacuees, we were living in someone elses house, and when they returned we had to move. The Canadian Regiment de la Chaudierre had moved further up the Ijssel River and we were to move in a house that had been used by soldiers in that regiment.  One problem. A grenade had ...

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From the Branch – May 20, 2020

And 75 years ago our veterans were the talk of the town in Holland and there were parades, local music sounded all over. Dances were arranged and always “Ladies Free” and it was music and more music. Local companies and farmers got good deals on  army trucks and other equipment. Canadian soldiers helped with cleanup and rebuilding until they were repatriated back to ...

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From the Branch – May 13

On April 24 we lost another Comrade with the passing away of our Veteran Les Calkins. We will remember him at our next meeting. So the 75 years of the end of WW2 is now past and hopefully we can celebrate next year 75+1 with more events. The laying of wreaths at the Amsterdam national monument was attended by 6, the King ...

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From the Branch – April 29

At this time we are waiting for news every day about the threat which we face with COVID-19. 75 years ago, so did people in Holland; and just like today it was Canadians in the front line who faced the enemy face to face without regard of their own life. At this time in 1945 they were moving North from ...

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