Remembrance Day 2014

No Names Mentioned, But Memories Loomed Large

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Remembrance Day ceremonies in the hometown of a young reservist gunned down in Ottawa and in the city where a Quebec soldier was killed did not mentio...

Students Exempt From Remembrance Day Ceremonies Over Safety Fears

CBC | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics

An Ontario school board allowed some of its students to be exempt from certain Remembrance Day ceremonies today after their families said they feared ...

What Canadians Are Thinking About On Remembrance Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich and Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

In honour of Remembrance Day, we asked people on the street in Toronto to tell us about the family members they were thinking of, and what they believ...

Canadian Veterans Sacrificed so We Could Have Everything

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Hawksworth

When you remember our veterans today, don't think of the glorification of war. Instead, think of the men and women who lost their lives, lost their limbs, lost their souls, so that you can stand here today, freely, without fear of recourse for your words.

Wearing a Poppy Isn't About Supporting War - It's About Giving Thanks

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Taking this time to reflect on the dedication of our armed forces is not the same as blindly supporting war. Remembrance Day is really about being present to the experiences of those who sacrificed their mental and emotional well-being in the name of our country. It's about expressing gratitude to those who gave up their dreams so that the rest of us can pursue ours. After all, while the poppy historically symbolizes the blood of fallen soldiers, it also represents a flower that was able to grow in land too infertile for much else; transforming from a mere community of poppy seeds while simultaneously converting the land into fertile and beautiful possibility.

6 Quotes To Express Remembrance Day Thoughts

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living

On this day, when we honour those who have fought for our country and our freedom, it's hard to find the words to express just what they have given ea...

Vets Groups Decry Government

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Canadians will gather to mark Remembrance Day today, but two groups of veterans are expressing anger at the Conservative government over its policies....

A Moment Of Silence For Canada's Veterans

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada

HuffPost Canada is dedicating its front page this Remembrance Day to the men and women who have served Canada in uniform. All day Tuesday the top ...

Powerful Personal Stories Of Remembrance Told By Canada's Families

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

A teen who changed his last name so he could enlist. A final goodbye between a father and son bridging the two world wars. A pilot who crashed in the ...

21 Propaganda Posters That Rallied Canadians In Wartime

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

In times of war, the Canadian government has rallied the public to support its fights. Wartime posters have served various purposes — they have u...

13 Unforgettable Images Of Canada During Wartime

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

Invasion of Canada, 1775 John Trumbull's painting, "The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775." Image via Wikimedi...

WWII Airmen Missing For 72 Years Laid To Rest In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Four lost airmen have finally been laid to rest — 72 years after they disappeared while on a Second World War training mission on Vancouv...

Canadian War Memorials Around the World

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

There are cemeteries, burial plots, museums, and memorials all over the world that honour our Canadian Forces. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can pay your respects on November 11 or any day of the year.

Declare Citizenship For Canada's Pre-1947 War Dead: Group

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - When tribute is paid on Remembrance Day to the soldiers, sailors and flyers killed in the service of Canada during two world wars, Canadia...

How Turnips Reminded Me of Remembrance Day and a Family Hero

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

The lady who bawled me out at the grocery store made me think of my Papa. Remembrance Day was the biggest day of the year for him. In addition to marking the end of the worst nightmare in history, November 11 was his birthday and his wedding anniversary. When my Papa was alive he really looked forward to marching in the Remembrance Day parade.

How We Remember: Share Your Memories Of Family Who Served Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada

They're hidden in dusty drawers or tucked away in attics: mementos by which we remember the service of our loved ones. Maybe it's a photo of your g...

On November 11, Remember the Acts of Valour By Everyday Heroes

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Moving forward, we must never forget that we have the power to keep the peace, with every act, however great or small, and to shape Ottawa -- and the rest of the world -- now and for future generations.

Poppy Shortage In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Business

A record-breaking number of poppy sales has led to a potential poppy shortage in Canada. With four days to go until Remembrance Day, CBC News repo...

Private Member's Bill Wants To Make Remembrance Day A Stat Holiday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP's bid to make Remembrance Day a national statutory holiday is now one step closer to reality.Bill C-597, which would amend ...