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Dutch Liberation Museum

The Liberation Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen, Arnhem and the German border, a unique location: Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945.

http://www.bevrijdingsmuseum.nl/


The Green Family Education Initiative | March Forth

An African proverb says, "educate a girl, and you enlighten a whole community." Captain Trevor Greene took these words to heart when he met with Afghan elders to assess the needs of their villages. As a member of a Canadian Forces Civil-Military Cooperation Unit, Trevor asked if they had a school and if they were teaching girls. Despite the laughter from the elders, Trevor chose to hear their cackles as a call to action. It was in one of these villages that Trevor was struck in the head with an axe. That blow ended his mission as a soldier but his desire to help bring peace and prosperity to the Afghan people endured.

https://s.vancouverfoundation.ca/GreeneFamily/donateonline.asp | http://marchforth.ca


The Highlander Online

Catch up on all the news from The Highlanders (4SCOTS)  with the regimental online newsletter. It is available as an interactive flipbook and also as single page and double page to view pdf files.

http://www.thehighlanderonline.co.uk/


The McBride Boys in World War II - Sam McBride's Blog

Posts primarily featuring photos, news clippings and letters from or about the two boys in army service in the Second World War.  With their university education and leadership capabilities, both Leigh and Ken were accepted for officer training.  Both chose to serve with the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlander Regiment of Canada.  Serving in separate units of the First Canadian Army, they both participated in the invasions of Sicily and mainland Italy.  Leigh would rise to the rank of Major, and Ken to Captain.

http://www.sammcbride-bc.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-mcbride-boys-in-world-war-two.html


Mesothelioma - Cancer Resources for Families

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network helps educate veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure.

http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/


Mesothelioma Veterans Center

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.

http://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org


The Highlanders Museum, Fort George, Scotland

The Highlanders Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) web site has now been officially launched. The new site will be managed by our staff at the Museum and will be updated regularly to include news items, items of interest from our antecedent regiments, enquiries for research and ancestral enquiries from our extensive libraries and our education and outreach page which promotes our history to schools. The site includes a virtual tour of all the rooms showing the new layout utilising the most modern casemates that allow better viewing and preservation of the collection.

http://www.thehighlandersmuseum.com/


Pipes for Freedom

A collection of photos and articles featuring Pipe Major Essen of WW2 fame.

http://pipesforfreedom.com/webtxt/0512THE_SEAFORTH_HIGHLANDERS_OF_CANADA.htm


Post Media's World War I Collection | Canada's Journey through the Great War

A century ago, a bloody war on foreign soil helped forge a Canadian identity and write a remarkable chapter in the nation’s history. Join us in a journey through those years, with images and stories from the home front and the front lines of battle.

http://ww1.canada.com

 

Wikipedia - Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is a light infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The regiment is subordinate to 39 Canadian Brigade Group, Land Force Western Area. Based at the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street in Vancouver, the regiment serves in both times of war and civil emergency, such as disaster relief after earthquakes or floods. It also contributes individual volunteers or "augmentees" to Canadian Forces operations around the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seaforth_Highlanders_of_Canada


The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion cares for all those who have served our nation. As members, we show our thanks by supporting and advocating for Veterans, by remembering their sacrifices, and by continuing the tradition of service in helping our communities.

http://legion.ca/home


Military Minds Inc. PTSD Awarness

Military Minds Inc is an active, connected membership that does not create programs or services but instead helps connect its members to those very programs and services that fulfill their needs.

PTSD is the end state of an Operational Stress Injury (an ‘OSI’). PTSD can be latent. As such, we help all of those in the mental health corridor between an OSI and PTSD. While PTSD members will need more intense attention, we want a larger footprint in the mental health for soldiers and their families “sector”.  In Canada which is our international growth template there is no single entity whose sole purpose is to connect those afflicted with mental health issues to programs and services they and their families need. Almost all charities in this space raise money to create or fund programs whereas we raise and accept money for this mission to become a national, caring clearing house for connectivity.

http://www.militarymindsinc.com/


VETERANS TRANSITION NETWORK - VTN

For some, the battle continues at home. 
That’s why our mission is to make sure no Canadian Veteran is left suffering in isolation. The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services specifically for Veterans from coast to coast.

https://vtncanada.org/


HONOUR HOUSE

Honour House is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

https://honourhouse.ca/


VETS CANADA - VETERANS EMERGENCY TRANSITION SERVICES

VETS Canada is a national, volunteer driven, nonprofit corporation. 
As service providers of Veterans Affairs Canada, we provide aid and comfort to Canadian veterans that are in-crisis,
are at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless.

https://vetscanada.org/

https://vetscanada.org/vets-canada-2018-tour-duty-locations-details.php

https://vetscanada.org/guitars-for-vets.php

 


TRUE PATRIOT LOVE

It is our mission to inspire every Canadian to contribute to the resilience and well-being of our military and Veteran families.True Patriot Love is a national charity that supports military families, funds community-based programs, and contributes to the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

http://truepatriotlove.com/


Canada Company

Canada Company is a charitable, non-partisan organization that serves to build the bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian Military. Our goal is to ensure that the men and women in our Canadian Armed Forces receive the widest support, care and recognition that they deserve.

What We Do

  •  We celebrate our heroes and honor their sacrifice

  •  We help the families of fallen military members with our scholarships and other initiatives and assistance

  •  We develop educational initiatives surrounding the military and their mission

  •  We connect military and business leaders and create opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experience

https://www.canadacompany.ca/en/index.html