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The Legion is committed to supporting Veterans and their families and offers financial assistance for post-secondary education to those in need. As approved at our Branch’s General Meeting and confirmed at our December 2017 Executive Meeting, we will be changing our 2018 Bursary Awards;  for 2018 we will be awarding 25 bursaries in the amount of $1,000.00 each for a grand total of $25,000.00 Apply today as the deadline is May 11, 2018... If you're not sure that you qualify, call  (506) 855-3364

Bursaries – deadline for 2018 applications is May 11th. 2018  Winners will be notified not later than 31 May.
Poster & Literacy Awards will be presented at the Branch, 100 War Veterans Ave on February 21st at 7:30 PM.

Poppy Trust Fund Bursaries.

As part of the Legion’s commitment to Veterans and their families, Legion Branches may grant bursaries through the Poppy Trust Fund to the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Veterans who need financial assistance to pursue a post-secondary education. These bursaries can make a difference for Veterans’ families and offers these children an opportunity to further their educational goals. Bursaries may be granted at any stage of a college or university program.

The Legion does not have a national-level bursary program. Local Branches and Provincial Commands develop their eligibility requirements, deadlines and application procedures. Contact the local Legion Branch in your area for further information and assistance.

Scholarships

As part of the Legion’s commitment to youth, many Branches award scholarships through their General Funds to recognize scholastic achievement and support youth in their community. Criteria for these funds are established by the Branch.

For information on bursaries and scholarships available in your province or community, please contact the Legion branch nearest you.

Why do we wear the poppy 
by

Megan Miller Moncton NB 

Poster and literary Contest NB Provincial Winner
&

Senior Essay National Contest Winner for Canada

Why do we wear the poppy? Why do we spend November 11 attending memorial ceremonies, taking moments of silence? Historically, remembrance Day is November 11 because that is the day of the armistice; the day that the horrific battles of world War I came to an end, and so on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of that day we have a moment of silence.  The symbol of the poppy comes from the poem, In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, who wrote the poem about the crimson flowers that grew among the battlefields of World War I.  But November 11isn’t only about historical events, it’s about remembering, By remembering, we honour those who fought and continue to fight for our country, we remember to be thankful for the life of liberty we’ve been given, and we remember so that the atrocities committed in the past will never happen again.

     Remembrance Day is the day where we honour those who sacrificed for our country.  We remember the brave soldiers who went overseas to fight;  facing unspeakable horrors s o that we might have a brighter future, even today they are men and women who protect our country and our freedom.   And so we take the time to honour not only them but their ramilies who sacrificed so much as well.   The mothers and fathers, sons and daughters who has to say goodbye to their loved ones.  And the families whose lives are centered around the military; moving from place to place or constantly waiting for their loved ones to come home, having to look after their families in the absence of their partner.  We remember so that we can acknowledge and honour everything that these amazing people sacrificed so that      we could live a better life.

     Remembrance Day is a day for us to be thankful for all of those sacrifices.  Too often do we forget how incredibly lucky we are to live in a country where we have so many freedoms.  We have the right to get an education, to practice our religion, to marry whomever we choose, and to speak up when we feel something is wrong.  But there are many place in the world where the people do not have those freedoms, and it’s something we take for granted because we’re so accustomed to it.  We have Remembrance Day in order to take a step back, and realize that the life we now live came at a price, and that not everyone is as fortunate as we are here in Canada.  It’s a day for us to reflect and truly be thankful for the opportunities we are given in our everyday lives.

     In taking this day to reflect on the events of the World War I and World War II, we can hopefully ensure that nothing so awful ever happens again.   We often use the day to teach kids about what happened during the wars, schools put an emphasis on the solemnity of the event, making sure the students understand it’s more than just a day off from school.  As they get into the higher grades they learn the details of how and why the events of the world wars came to pass, and in observing Remembrance Day each year it become more than just something they talked about in class.  By going to all these ceremonies; watching the laying of the wreaths, having a moment of silence, and seeing members of their community, veterans and military families who are personally affected by this day, kids can genuinely feel the impact these events had on the world.  By constantly having this reminder, we can hopefully learn from history and never make those same mistakes again.

 

And so we continue to wear our poppies.   We continue to honour the men and women who gave their lives for us, and support the families who continue to serve our country.  Every year we take the time to be thankful for the life we have and the opportunities we’ve been given.  And we continue to teach our kind the importance of what happened in the past; hoping that they will move forward with love and peace in their hearts. Because to forget would be an insult to those who fought, that is why we remember.

Retyped verbatim from original script: Please direct all enquires to the bursary@legion6.net  

      

 

Branch 6 Moncton NB Youth Remembrance Contests

For some time now, we have sponsored the annual Poster and Literary Contests that are open to all Canadian school children. Through their participation, youth assist us in one of our primary goals – fostering the tradition of Remembrance amongst  Canadians.

Each year, the contests are divided into four categories:

  • Senior – grades 10, 11, 12;
  • Intermediate – grades 7, 8 and 9;
  • Junior – grades 4, 5 and 6; and
  • Primary (Poster Contest only) – grades 1, 2 and 3.

The Poster Contest is divided into two divisions — Colour and Black & White and the Literary Contest is divided into Essay and Poem divisions.

Deadlines for entries in the Poster and Literary Contests are determined by branch.

Please contact your Legion Branch for details.  (506) 855-3364

Past Winners

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Enter Contest here: 

Additional Information here

Bursary Application here