Remembrance Day Canada

We Can't Let Our Veterans' Stories Die

Robb Lucy | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

I watched CBC TV's coverage of Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill Wednesday. Several vets in their late 80s and early 90s told some of their stories. But in a few years, millions of untold stories about our fathers, grandfathers or great grandfathers, will be gone. And simply because we didn't ask to hear them.

Remembering Canada's Most Decorated War Hero

Sean Mallen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Sean Mallen

Each of the thousands of Remembrance Day ceremonies across Canada has its own significance, meaning and poignancy. But the one that played out in Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery had something no other could claim: a tribute to an extraordinary hero who for a time was nearly forgotten.

PHOTOS: Thousands Honour Veterans In Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER — The memory of how fortunate he was to come home from the Second World War has prompted Charlie Lee to faithfully attend every Remembranc...

This Year's Silver Cross Mother Is Canada's First Ever From N.W.T.

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics

When Sheila Anderson placed a wreath at Ottawa’s National War Memorial on Wednesday, she did so on behalf of a group “no one wants to join.”

PHOTOS: Canada Remembers The Fallen

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics

Thousands of Canadians descended upon the nation's capital Wednesday to pay tribute to the fallen who gave their lives for Canada. It's a simple ge...

How We Can Support Veterans 365 Days A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

From mental health support to volunteering, there are so many ways to show your respect.

Parliament's Centre Block Stands As A Memorial To Fallen Soldiers

CBC | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics

n Ottawa today, tens of thousands will gather around the National War Memorial for the official ceremony presided over by Governor General David Johnston.

Should Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living

"It always struck me as a duty as opposed to an option."

This Wartime Postcard Took 64 Years To Deliver

Julie M Green | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living
Julie M Green

Somewhere in England, November 4th 1943... Thus began a postcard that took 64 years to deliver. Though the ink is still legible, the paper has yellowed. On the front is a picture of the Old Curiosity shop that Charles Dickens used to visit in London. It was a simple detail that Loyes Denny wanted to share with his baby sister, Mary.

We're Not Showy, But Canadians Stand on Guard for What's Important

Joseph McLean | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Joseph McLean

Canada is not a place that celebrates military power. We are more likely to admire our healthcare system or our fine selection of baked goods, because our forces are small and we don't care much for swagger. But there is a tradition, hidden in our anthem and in our hearts. We stand on guard.

Why I Didn't Wear A Poppy This Remembrance Day

Hana Shafi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Hana Shafi

Remembrance Day has turned into something that I don't like, and I can't wear a symbol that's representative of a government that has fought neocolonial wars that I simply don't agree with. If the government is so adamant that we respect veterans, they could, perhaps, respect veterans by giving them greater access to mental health resources for when they come back home riddled with PTSD. Our government has its citizens to go fight in pointless wars, then makes up for it by throwing big displays of poppies and hundreds of renditions of Flanders Field.

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...

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...

A Reflection On First Nations Contributions To WW I And WW II

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada

Every year on Remembrance Day I think about my grandfathers, father, uncles, and the 6,000 First Nations soldiers who served alongside the Canadian F...

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 Wikime...

Every Beautiful Word To 'In Flanders Fields'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

John McCrae's World War One poem "In Flanders Fields" is arguably the most iconic piece of writing from that conflict. The poem, first published i...

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.

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...

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 ...

When a Solider's Personal Life Contradicts His Professional One

Bruce Moncur | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada
Bruce Moncur

When I began to research Private John Bernard Croak I realized just how remarkable a man he was. Aside from the one award-winning day, all other aspects of this man's service record indicate a very poor soldier with a very serious drinking problem and issues obeying commands. That is why I want to tell you about him.

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.

Canada, I Fought For You and You Let Me Down

Bruce Moncur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

For a soldier, the battle does not end once you leave the warzone. I will be fighting the effects of my injuries from "the incident" for the rest of my life, and that is why I am writing this piece. Over the past seven years I have been fighting another battle, one for a pension that befits the injury and the effects that the terrible day in Afghanistan left me with. I have sought the help of my MP, doctors, the media, the military ombudsmen, and Veterans Affairs, but they have all left me no further ahead than when I started, and with the startling conclusion that 5% of a soldier's brain is worth a mere $22,000.