What is the Royal British Legion?

Introduction The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes called the British Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. Membership Service in the military is no longer a requirement of Legion membership. The Legion has an official membership magazine, Legion,… Read More

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Complacency & Remembering Military Legacies

“That remembrance is an important counterpoint to the complacency that set in after the end of the cold war. “The people I know have forgotten to be afraid of the arms race,” says O’Brian. It is vital to remember other kinds of military legacies, too, as David Havlick’s book, Bombs Away, powerfully demonstrates. Havlick, a… Read More

Why Veterans Day was Created

Veterans Day is permanently observed in the US on 11 November every year. Many people look at the federal holiday, Veterans Day, as “just another three day weekend” or a reason to go shopping and “catch sales”. However, there is so much more meaning to Veterans Day than an extra day off work. Veterans Day… Read More