Bergen, Ben

  • The Canadian Legion has 1600 branches across Canada. It is open to those who have served in the military.

  • Those who were conscripted into the army had to take three or four months of military training. After that, they were released.

  • The first group of alternative service workers was sent to Montreal River Camp, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

  • The original alternative service program for conscientious objectors involved them working in national parks across Canada.

  • Most Mennonites have traditionally supported pacifism and non-resistance instead of war.