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The Mad Piper of D-Day: A Canadian Hero

Ian Thornton | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada
Ian Thornton

On Friday, an ever-dwindling gang of fading, brave champions shall gather. Their gang were beautiful, planet-saving heroes, every last one of them. But there was bravery, and then there was Bill Millin, Piper Bill, a commando who astonishingly marched the beaches of Normandy that pivotal day seven decades ago, as his comrades swam, rushed, fell, fought, died around him.

D-Day: "Triumph Of The Values For Which Canada Stands"

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER, France - Following is a text of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's English remarks delivered during D-Day commemorations in Normandy...

Harper To Mark D-Day At Juno Beach

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Politics

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER, France - Well before the dignitaries descended Friday, Mark Wyatt and his father Chris strolled the sands of Juno Beach, reflecti...

World Honours D-Day's Fallen

CP | Greg Keller And Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Politics

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France - Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders Friday in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops ...

Powerful Photos Of Canadians In Action On D-Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada

This year is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which saw 14,000 Canadian troops storm the beaches of Normandy. June 6, 1944 was the day of the greatest a...

My Dad Didn't Talk About the War, So Here's How I Learned His Story

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

As the last of the Canadian solders return from Afghanistan, personal stories from another war combined recently. This is a story about war, and certain Canadians who fought in World War II.

On Remembrance Day: Honouring a Hero of Juno Beach

Bernie Farber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Thanks to dispatches, official reports sent to high command often describing battles and noting acts of bravery, we have a good record of what happened to Canada's 7th Brigade as they landed on Juno.

Juno Beach Wind Farm Plans Anger Veterans

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - A French plan to install towering wind turbines within sight of a beach where thousands of Canadians fought a bloody b...

O Canada: Anthem Overload

Mike Gallay | Posted 08.31.2011 | Canada
Mike Gallay

When someone raises a flag on Canada Day, sure, terrific. Bob and Doug forever. When it's time to honour our brave war veterans, no doubt, they're the champs. But when I attend a game to cheer on the local collection of rink-circlers, I don't feel it's a relevant or appropriate place for the anthem.