Remembrance Day Canada

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.

Thousands Of Flags Honour War Veterans

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Five thousand miniature Canadian flags pepper the lawn of the George Derby residential centre in Burnaby, B.C., for Remembrance Day, on Thursday morni...

Who Are You Remembering This Remembrance Day?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

On Monday, Canadians across the country will take time to remember those who served our country here and abroad. But among the the thousands of nam...

Media Bites: What You Should Have Remembered on November 11

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Somewhere along the line, November 11 passed from being a spectacle of unanimous civic deference to yet one more boring "controversy" of modern life, bound up in all sorts of political pet causes and righteous quests for moral superiority. Take the matter of exactly what and how we should be remembering. This is something the editorial pages have no shortage of fun opinions about.

Remembrance Day In Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada

As Canadians honoured the nation's veterans on Remembrance Day, other countries also paid tribute to those who have served. ...

Vet Shares War Stories To Help Heal From PTSD

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Daniel Lafontaine's accounts of life in war-torn Bosnia send chills down the spines of his listeners.His first-hand account of life as a hos...

Do More Than Just Remember On Nov. 11

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Impact

Canadians across the country will pause for two minutes at 11 am on November 11 as part of this year's Remembrance Day observance to honour the Canadi...

Canada Honours Its Fallen Soldiers

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A large hushed crowd converged around the National War Memorial in Ottawa on a chilly Sunday as the country paused for a moment to honour tho...

Freedom, Democracy, Justice

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Politics

HONG KONG - Canadians should live their lives worthy of the freedom, democracy and justice they enjoy as a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacr...

Memorial Honours Canadian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

CBC | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Politics

A memorial honouring Canadian troops killed in Afghanistan was unveiled Saturday in a quiet section of a park located near Canadian Forces Base Trento...

Poppy Thief Suspect Appears In Court

CBC | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Impact

Nicholas Moorhouse, 34, appeared in court on Saturday charged with a string of poppy box thefts in Toronto this week. Toronto police alle...

Canadians Show Growing Interest In Attending Remembrance Day Ceremonies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO, ONTARIO, - Canadians have never shied away from honouring Remembrance Day, but a new poll suggests there's growing interest in paying tribute...

Schools Allow Students Choice Of Attending Remembrance Day Service

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Living

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Alberta Premier Alison Redford's response to the incident. Remembrance Day services will be held in ...

Remembrance Day On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada

They paid tribute in small towns, in school gyms and in Canada's biggest cities. We rounded up tweets from ordinary Canadians who paid their respects ...

Remembering The 'Right' Way: Poppies Come With Their Own Etiquette

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

The red poppies dotting Canadians' lapels since the beginning of November are a familiar and respectful sight nationwide. But that doesn't mean that t...

11-11-11-11: Lest Canada Forgets

The Huffington Post Canada | Brodie Fenlon | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, Canadians pause in a silent, two-minute moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served our country in war, conflic...

Songs Of Honour: Remembrance Day In Music

CBC | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

Dominion Carilloneur Andrea McCrady has shared a list of the music she's preparing to play before and after the Remembrance Day ceremonies...

10 Things I've Learned From Veterans and War Objectors

Josh Bowman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I don't think you can know what it is like to make a decision until you have had to make that decision yourself. I don't know what it would be like to pull the trigger of a gun and take a life. I don't know what it would be like to flee my country as a refugee or a political dissident.

What Comes After Afghanistan?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The first Remembrance Day following the end of the Canadian combat mission finds many veterans disillusioned with the Conservative government...