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2024 

Important National Veteran, Military and Legion Dates

January

1          New Year's Day                  

27       Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

15       National Flag of Canada Day

28      Gulf War ends (1991)   

March

11       Commonwealth Day (RCEL support)

15      Last Canadian soldiers return from Afghanistan (2014)

April

           Month of the Military Child

1          Royal Canadian Air Force founded (1924) (100th)

3         Battle of Morel Wood (1918)

4         NATO Accord signed (75th Anniversary) (1949)

9         Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917) (legion flags half staff)

14-20  National Volunteer Week (help out at your Legion)

25       ANZAC Day

25       Battle of Kapyong (1951)

May

3       John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields poem

4       Royal Canadian Navy founded (1910)

5       Battle of the Atlantic (1945)

5       Liberation of the Netherlands (1945)

8       VE Day (1945)

19      Canadian Army founded (1855)

21      National War Memorial unveiled (19399

25      Ypres (1915)

28      Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (2000)

29      International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31       End of South African (Boer) War (1902)

31       RCAF Run (through June 16)

      

June

         Legion Rides promotion

         Navy Bike Ride (TBD)

2       Canadian Armed Forces Day                

4       Miracle at Dunkirk (1940)

6       Normandy Invasion (D-Day)(1944) (80th)

July

1       Beaumont Hamel (1916)

1       Canada Day (Legion supports Operation Canada Day)

7       Canada ceases combat operations in Afganistan (2011)

26     Vimy unveiling (1936)         

27      Korean War armistice (1953)

August

1        NORAD formed (1957)

7-13   Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships

9       Canadian Peacekeepers Day

15      Victory over Japan (1945)

19      Dieppe Raid (1944)

September

                Legion 2025 Ealybird Renewal campaign begins

         Canada Army Run (TBD)

2       World War II ends (1945)

3       Merchant Navy Veteran's Day

8      Battle of Medal Pocket (1993)

11      Attack on September 11 (2001)

15      Battle of Britain (1940)

17     Operation Medusa (2006)

20    Military Family Appreciation Day

21      International Day of Peace

 

October

14      Van Doos anniversary (1914)

24      Anniversary of United Nations (1946)

25       2024 Annual Poppy Campaign starts

November

1        Announcement of National Silver Cross Mother

8       Indigenous Veterans Day

10      Passchendaele ends  (1917)

11       Remembrance Day

11       World War I ends - Armistice Day (1918)

18      Battle of the Somme (1916)

December

5         International Volunteer Day (Help your Legion) 

6         Halifax explosion (1917)

10       Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to Peacekeepers (1988)

25       Christmas (Legion supports Operation Santa Claus)  

25       Fall of Hong Kong (1941)

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