Highlights / veterans

Society

Remembrance: Canadian towns honour veterans

In an effort to uphold the phrase “Lest We Forget”, various communities across the country have taken to raising various banners in their communities to showcase and commemorate local veterans and in some cases also to those Canadians awarded the »

Society

Storm of veteran’s protest reverses school decision on Remembrance Day prayer

Perhaps the administrators thought they were making a “modern” decision. It didn’t sit well with many in the community. Administrators at Jubilee Elementary School in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, said they wanted to make the annual Remembrance Day commemoration “more »

Society

Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII

If you’re a Canadian veteran of the Second World War, or a family member or someone who’s gone on pilgrimages to the battle sites and cemeteries of WWII, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) wants hear and record your story. »

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 »

Society

Veteran’s Week: hundreds of ceremonies to honour the sacrifices of fallen soldiers

Hundreds of ceremonies and events are taking place across Canada during Veterans’ Week,  from November 5 to 11, to honour the sacrifices of soldiers and recognize their achievements. Read RCI reports ont these events and related articles. More Canadians plan »

International, Society

Remembrance of Veterans starts with “Poppy Drop” in Ottawa

Remembrance  Day, the day to pause and remember the fallen soldiers of wars and conflicts, is November 11th. That was the day the Armistice was signed to effectively end the First World War. The *poppy drop* 117,000 images of poppies »

Politics, Society

Veterans gravesites in Canada in disrepair

Visiting Canada’s National Military Cemetery in the national capital Ottawa, one is struck by the well-kept grounds and clean and still clearly legible grave markers. But that seems not to be the case for the gravesites of tens of thousands »

International, Politics, Society

100th Anniversary of the pivotal battle of WWI

By spring 1917 the First World War had stagnated into a war of attrition. Other than an initial victory by the Serbs at Mt Cer in 1914, the Allied forces had suffered many defeats and no real progress since the »

Society

Canadians honour war dead on Remembrance Day

Thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast gathered at cenotaphs in their communities to remember and honour Canada’s war dead. The most prominent event was held in Ottawa, where Gov. Gen David Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

War Story-The Damage Done (documentary)

It’s Remembrance Week in Canada, the week leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11, when the nation pauses to remember the sacrifices of those who went to war. In this new documentary another aspect of war is discussed, the »