The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 001 – 1820 Cornwall Street, Regina, Saskatchewan.
It is more than a place to go for an affordable lunch or a few drinks after work.
The Legion is a living, breathing look at the history of Canada.
Prairie boys and girls that grew into a lifetime of service to Canada. Protecting our shores through battles around the world.
At the Legion you will meet interesting characters. Some that will tell you stories all day long, others that maybe keeping secrets of battles that are too painful to reveal.
Some of those stories are told in pictures, in books, through medals and uniforms.
These stories are currently in storage waiting to come alive again.
The artifacts are not for sale. They are to educate and inform those that soak up the history of Canada’s involvement with the Great Wars and other conflicts.
Last night we had a “fact-finding” meeting to discuss the future of the Legion Museum.
You see, the building was basically rebuilt and now it needs to be “re-populated”. There are pieces in boxes, photos stacked against walls, medals in cases. Hundreds of stories that need to be told.
Models of ships, aircraft carriers, helicopters, bombers all boxed up and ready to be on display.
Photos and prints of Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers, soldiers and civilians.
Army, Navy, Marine – they are all represented – including the R.C.M.P.
Now, what do we do with all this information.
If you have a true interest in helping to work with archives and the creation of this Royal Canadian Legion Museum, contact Branch 001 in Regina.