Highlights/remembrance

Politics, Society

D-Day 75: Postcards to remember the past (interview)

It is an interesting project to bring commemoration and realisation of the Normandy landings of 1944, directly to Canadian, hundreds of whom don’t know they have an interesting connection to fallen Canadian soldiers of the Second World War. The Juno» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembering the fallen through place names

All across Canada, important battles and names of fallen Canadians have been remembered by naming certain geographical features. These could be lakes, towns, islands, parks, mountains. etc Now in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First» 

Society

Veterans’ service organizations face many challenges

As soldiers grow old, there are volunteer shortages and funding challenges for the hundreds of chapters of The Royal Canadian Legion across Canada. There are more than 1,400 branches of this non-profit organization which offers services to veterans and serves» 

International, Politics, Society

WWI: Remembering the last to die

The First World War Armistice to end the horrors of four years of brutal war had been signed. At 11 am on November 11, 1918 all hostilities were to cease.   As all combattants knew the cease fire was imminent, for» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians to recreate Armistice parade in Mons, Belgium, 100 years later

In November 1918 the horrific toll of the First World War was coming to an end. The Armistice to end hostilities was being negotiated. On the morning of the 11th, official word came to the Canadians to hold their place» 

Politics, Society

Remembrance Day: Sacrifices of war, but do Canadians know?

We are now just days away from the important commemoration for the men and women who died in the cause of freedom in wars and conflicts. Remembrance Day is marked every year on the 11th of November, the date when» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembrance- Poppy Campaign begins

Remembering sacrifice of war Every year on the last Friday of October the Royal Canadian Legion begins its annual poppy campaign. The two week campaign leads up to November 11, the day of remembrance which marks the coming into force» 

International, Politics, Society

Centennial of the end of the First World War: The World Remembers project

It was an international project produced by Canadian actor and playwright, R.H. Thomson and a non-profit organisation It’s called “The World Remembers”. Each centennial year of the war, the war dead have been remembered by projecting their names onto a» 

Society

Montreal vandals strike on Remembrance Day

Once again vandals deface a cenotaph, and the statue to Canada’s founder. While cenotaph vandalism happens on occasion across Canada, and elsewhere, it is often merely taggers. What is particularly galling however is when it is a politicised message and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units»