Maclean's Editorials

Reunion

July 15 1938
Maclean's Editorials

Reunion

July 15 1938

Reunion

AN OBJECT lesson in national unity will be given in Toronto at the end of this month.

Commencing July 30, the Canadian Corps will hold another reunion. Encouraged by special railway rates and the co-operation of employers, Canadian veterans of the Great War will come from all parts of the Dominion and the United States. Reservations also have been received from the United Kingdom and the British West Indies.

Officials estimate that, with families, 100,000 people will participate in the three-day celebration.

Since the first Corps reunion in 1934, old and new unit associations have been studying and discussing bulletins covering not only association affairs but mattersof general national importance.

This year, the men who by service exemplified the true spirit of the Canadian people in those fateful years, 1914 to 1918, will assemble with a determination to continue their part in maintaining a democracy based on British ideals and traditions.

At a monster drumhead service to be held in the natural amphitheatre of Riverdale Park on the Sunday, the Oath of Allegiance will again be taken by all veterans present.

Following the service, the battalions will march past.

The tramp of those feet should be heard far beyond Toronto; heard everywhere where may be found those who. through apathy or negligence, or for the sake of political expediency, are endangering the form of democracy for which fought the generation of twenty-four years ago.