Military Families

Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday

Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada Living
Emma Prestwich

Every year, on Nov. 11, I woke up knowing that I didn't have to go to school. I still had work to do, though: pull my Scouting uniform out of my closet, tuck the shirt into my pants and drive 15 minutes to the cenotaph at the rec centre to huddle in the cold with my friends. We would stand holding our flags, my dad beside us, his breast pocket gleaming with medals he'd earned from his 25 years of military service. Sure, the ceremony was long, and for many years, I didn't know the words to "God Save The Queen." But the ritual always felt incredibly important, not just because I'd been taught about the sacrifices of the uniformed men and women at the ceremony and the horrors of war.

Soldier Husband Surprises Wife With A Year's Worth Of Dinners

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living

When Yin Yunfeng discovered his wife was often too busy to make dinner for herself, he decided to step in. The Chinese solider, who was on a one-w...

Don't Cut Programs for Military Families: Spouses Are the Key to Troop Reintegration

Edward Jackson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Today, veterans are coming back to a country that never really suffered during the war. Forget those elegant, top-down accounts of the noble victories of commanders. For the military employees who actually do the fighting on the ground, war is horrific beyond imagination. And the horror is coming home.