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The U-boat was still closed so many years later.
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We were welcomed by what I can only describe as peacefulness; only the sounds of rustling leaves and swaying trees could be heard even though the grounds were full of people. It was the polar opposite, I imagined, of what was going on in that same spot in April 1917, during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
On April 9, 1917, 100,000 Canadian soldiers fought at Vimy and 3,598 of those died -- the most Canadian deaths recorded in the war. A century later, it appears many have forgotten their sacrifice. Worse still, many like me (until recently) don't even know they have a link to the battle.
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It's difficult to imagine the scale of the trauma and wartime anxiety that engulfed the nation 100 years ago.
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Should you happen to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature in the days ahead, look for a small plaque that reminds visitors that the museum doors were, for four years beginning 100 years ago, the entry way to a productive and effective Parliament.
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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.
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In a country that traditionally does not know its own history, young people are often identified as the main offenders. But this poem is different. It represents something that is ours. Written by a Canadian, learned by Canadians and recited by Canadians. The Vimy Foundation is calling on all Canadian schools to help pass the torch of remembrance by reciting In Flanders Fields.
It's been 98 years since Canada's soldiers emerged victorious at Vimy Ridge and in the process helped forge Canada's place in the world. And to mark the occasion, The Vimy Foundation has a novel idea...
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EDMONTON - About 50 soldiers are set to run a relay across five provinces to retrace a route used by troops before the First World War.The memorial baton relay marks the 100th anniversary of the Princ...
Anyone who walks by the Tower of London will notice that the grounds have changed colour. Instead of a bright green, the dry moat surrounding the tower is now a wash of red. Nearly 120,000 ceramic po...
Even at a solemn ceremony honouring those who died in World War I, Kate Middleton managed to catch our attention. The Duchess chose a simple, cream-coloured coat to wear to the event on Monday at Bel...
As the war recedes even farther into the past, the experience of the Great War risks sliding out of our collective memory. The centenary of WWI challenges us to renew our understanding of the conflict and reconsider its contemporary meaning. In that same spirit, my office is hosting Lest We Forget, an exhibition of WWI-inspired paintings by celebrated contemporary artist Charles Pachter.
It's been a long time since Nov. 11, 1918 marked the end of World War I, but we hardly need Remembrance Day to recall what war is like -- after all, we've been in a constant state of it for years and...
Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.
Military families, while never overlooked by the Canadian Forces themselves, are something that must be remembered. How do families work without an additional parent? What happens when a parent dies while serving his country?