ST.-JOHN'S, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ - A native of Lawn, a small fishing village on the southern tip of the Burin Peninsula, NL and now a resident of Labrador City, NL, David P. Flannigan was unanimously acclaimed as the 42nd Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion today at the Legion's biennial Dominion Convention in St.-John's.
Mr. Flannigan is an ordinary member and a former president of the Newfoundland Labrador Command. David did serve in the Canadian Armed Forces for a short time before he received a medical discharge. He joined the Labrador City Branch#47. Since 1976, he has been elected to positions at the Legion branch, zone, district, provincial and Dominion Command levels
"Our purposes and objects were set by our founders 90 years ago. We need to remember this while adapting to new ways of communicating and doing business," says Flannigan. "Over the next two years, we will bring the Legion to the attention of all Canadians while focusing on the great work we do with Veterans and in our communities," states Flannigan.
The Dominion Convention, held every two years, is the Legion's governing body that sets the policies and programs for the nearly 300,000-member organization that was formed in November 1925 at the Malborough Hotel in Winnipeg, MB.
A high resolution digital photo of Mr. Flannigan is available at www.legion.ca/DFlannigan.jpg for your use as required.
SOURCE The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
Image with caption: "Dominion President David P. Flannigan (CNW Group/The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160609_C4612_PHOTO_EN_711768.jpg
For further information: Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241, or by cell at (613) 292-8760, or [email protected]