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Honors and Awards chairman presents 50 year pin

Honors and Awards chairman Gary Mclean presented a 60 year pin to Comrade Burt Stubbington on August 22, 2014. Also receiving a 50 year award was Comr...

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THE LETHBRIDGE LEGION IS NOW OPEN FROM 1PM TO 9 PM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS.THE CANTEEN HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MEMORIA...

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LEGION CRIB IS BACK FOR A ANOTHER SEASON! IT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 7 PM IN THE MEMORIAL HALL
SO HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

An election will be held on November 25th to replace 3 vacant positions on the executive board of directors. If you care about your Legion please put your name forward.
You may contact Gary McLean(mclean001@gmail.com), Kent Perry(legionpresident@shaw.ca)
or the Legion office(403-327-6644) for more information.

COMING VERY SOON TO THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH "TOUCH  OF CLASS CREATIONS CATERING" STAY TUNED FOR THE GRAND OPENING IN NOVEMBER!






Have you entered into our polling question, yet? You will see it right under the calender.



The Galt Museum has many interesting military artifacts that can now be seen on-line, some of which were donated by the General Stewart branch. To view these artifacts or anything else on the Galt website, click on the "Links" tab to find a link to the Galt Museum, then click on "Collections" and then click Search Collections online and follow the links. Click view the military artifacts to see over 800 items and counting!



                                               A VETERAN'S POEM



                                                                    He was getting old and paunchy
                                                                    And his hair was falling fast,

                                                                    And he sat around the Legion,

                                                                    Telling stories of the past.

                                                                   Of a war that he once fought in
                                                                   And the deeds that he had done,
                                                                   In his exploits with his buddies;
                                                                  They were heroes, every one.

                                                                  And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
                                                                  His tales became a joke,
                                                                  All his buddies listened quietly
                                                                  For they knew where of he spoke.

                                                                  But we'll hear his tales no longer,
                                                                  For ol' Joe has passed away,
                                                                  And the world's a little poorer
                                                                  For a Veteran died today.

                                                                 He won't be mourned by many,
                                                                 Just his children and his wife.
                                                                 For he lived an ordinary,
                                                                 Very quiet sort of life.

                                                                 He held a job and raised a family,
                                                                 Going quietly on his way;
                                                                 And the world won't note his passing,
                                                                 'Tho a Veteran died today.

                                                                 When politicians leave this earth,
                                                                 Their bodies lie in state,
                                                                 While thousands note their passing,
                                                                 And proclaim that they were great.

                                                                 Papers tell of their life stories
                                                                 From the time that they were young,
                                                                 But the passing of a Veteran
                                                                 Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

                                                                 Is the greatest contribution
                                                                 To the welfare of our land,
                                                                 Some jerk who breaks his promise
                                                                 And cons his fellow man?

                                                                  Or the ordinary fellow
                                                                  Who in times of war and strife,
                                                                  Goes off to serve his country
                                                                   And offers up his life?

                                                                  The politician's stipend
                                                                  And the style in which he lives,
                                                                  Are often disproportionate,
                                                                  To the service that he gives.

                                                                  While the ordinary Veteran,
                                                                  Who offered up his all,
                                                                   Is paid off with a medal
                                                                  And perhaps a pension, small.

                                                                  It is not the politicians
                                                                 Who won for us the freedom
                                                                 That our country now enjoys.

                                                                 Should you find yourself in danger,
                                                                 With your enemies at hand,
                                                                 Would you really want some cop-out,
                                                                 With his ever-waffling stand?

                                                                 Or would you want a Veteran
                                                                 His home, his country, his kin,
                                                                 Just a common Veteran,
                                                                 Who would fight until the end.

                                                                 He was just a common Veteran,
                                                                 And his ranks are growing thin,
                                                                 But his presence should remind us
                                                                 We may need his likes again.

                                                                 For when countries are in conflict,
                                                                 We find the Veteran's part,
                                                                 Is to clean up all the troubles
                                                                 That the politicians start.

                                                                 If we cannot do him honor
                                                                While he's here to hear the praise,
                                                                Then at least let's give him homage
                                                                At the ending of his days.

                                                               Perhaps just a simple headline
                                                               In the paper that might say:
                                                              "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
                                                               A VETERAN DIED TODAY."














































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