Royal Canadian Legion
Lacombe Branch #79

Serving the Community and Those Who Served Our Country

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Branch #79 Address
5138 49 St
Lacombe AB
T4L 1J2

Contact Us
Phone             (403) 782 6441
Fax                   403 782 2077
Kitchen           (403) 782 7888
Campground    (403) 748 2200

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Names, articles, photos and /or images taken of Legion members at various functions may be produced in Legion publicity programs.
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We Remember

Master Corporal Byron Greff
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and watch this clip of the November 11, 2011 Remembrance Day Service.
A special Memorial for this Lacombe fallen soldier is included in the service.

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Veterans All

Read Lacombe area veteran's personal stories.
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Veteran Support

and learn about a special service for veterans!

War Diaries . . . as it happened!
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Royal Regina Rifles Regiment
Read the war diary and intelligence reports of a 3d Division regiment as they fought their way, beginning on D-Day, through France, Belgium, Holland and in to Germany.

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Lacombe Legion Branch #79
Keep up-to-date with the Lacombe branch's activities.
Learn how the members support the community
and still have fun.

Community Coffee Time
You are welcome!

Come and join your friends at the Lacombe Legion for coffee on every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am.
The price is $2 and includes treats!
There are no membership restrictions!
Everyone is welcome!

Sunday Morning Breakfast
( 9:30 am to 1:30 pm )
(no breakfast)
(no breakfast)
November 11
December 18
Call the branch to confirm dates!

'Be yours to hold it high!'

The Lacombe Legion Branch #79 needs a volunteer to maintain this website.
Please contact the Branch president at (403)782 6441) between 3:00 pm 9:00 pm during week days and Saturday.

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
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and review the new and revised policy changes regarding the military members and veterans
·  Click on   Youth and Educators

to have children learn from the Lacombe Legion Branch website!
·  Click on   Veteran
to understand Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) drastic revised definition of a Veteran!
Compare with the previous definition below!

Who is a Veteran?
(  as defined by Veterans Affairs Canada - [VAC]  )

Any former member of the Canadian Forces who successfully
underwent basic training and
is honourably discharged.

When people think of Veterans, many immediately picture someone who served in the first World War, Second World War or the Korean War. While many Canadians recognize these traditional Veterans, the same may not always be true for Canadian Forces (CF) Veterans – those who served Canada following the Korean War.

In fact, some former Canadian Forces members don’t even see themselves as Veterans. Veterans Affairs Canadian (V AC) wants to change this and is working to ensure Canadian Forces Veterans receive the honour and recognition they have earned and so richly deserve.

VAC considers any former member of the Canadian Forces who releases with an honourable discharge and who successfully underwent basic training to be a Veteran. This Veteran status recognizes the risk Canadian Forces members assume by wearing the uniform and pledging allegiance.

Canada’s modern-day Veterans are carrying on the traditions, values and legacy of wartime Veterans and all Canadians, especially our youth, should be aware of their accomplishments and sacrifices.

VAC continues to adapt its Canada Remembers program to help Canadians better understand and appreciate Canada’s CF community. The Department encourages all Canadians to learn about the sacrifices and achievements of Canada’s Veterans during times of war, military conflict and peace, Whenever possible, Canadians should also become involved in remembrance activities to help preserve their legacy for future generations of Canadians.

Lest We Forget

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This site designed and maintained by
Lacombe Branch #79 World War II veteran
  Al Walushka.
Page updated on December 05, 2014
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