What’s in a Name?

What is in a name?  What does it really mean?

Names can be changed but once changed does the new one ever take hold.  Recently, the Cape Breton Highlanders were renamed the Cape Breton Highlanders.  But, that’s not a name change.  Well yes in a sense it isn’t but it is.  Officially, they weren’t the Cape Breton Highlanders. The proper name was the 2nd Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).

The Cape Breton Highlanders have been around in one form or another since October 10, 1871.  The unit has served with distinction in all major theaters and conflicts. In the 50’s as things go the unit received a name change to 2nd Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).  Not a bad name, but a name no one wanted.

To everyone it was the Cape Breton Highlanders.  As a member you always ensured that the Cape Breton was include.  It was improtant not to forget where we came from.  This past Sunday something remarkable happened. Our name was changed back.

The Cape Breton Highlanders have officially returned.  What does this mean.  All an all not a lot of the day to day operations will change.  But traditional things like our hat badge will be changing and our identification. It always seems the little things in life are the most important!

“Siol Na Fear Fearail”

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