Remembrance Day

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Why Are We in Such a Hurry to Forget Veterans?

Every year, we put on a poppy, read a few feel-good stories about the surviving Second World War veterans, and maybe observe a moment of silence on the 11th. But veterans' news stories disappear almost immediately and are replaced with tales of holiday consumer-orgies. We should not be so quick to forget them.
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What Harper Needs to Do for Veterans

A few days ago I was on Sun News' Charles Adler show having been invited to appear to talk about Grant Humes' campaign to bring national attention to the plight of our Veterans. Remembrance Day has come and gone -- and still there has been no action by the Harper government.
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Media Bites: What You Should Have Remembered on November 11

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.
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Canada Honours Its Fallen Soldiers

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 those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their count...
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Freedom, Democracy, Justice

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 sacrifice defending those values, Prime Minister Steph...
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Poppy Thief Suspect Appears In Court

Nicholas Moorhouse, 34, appeared in court on Saturday charged with a string of poppy box thefts in Toronto this week. Toronto police allege Moorhouse swiped three poppy boxes from different Tim Horto...
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Should November Be a Month for Remembering Moustaches?

I'm not knocking Movember. It is an excellent campaign, both for fundraising and awareness. I don't even have a problem with the timing. I have absolutely nothing against Movember. I'm using it for comparison purposes because Movember and Remembrance both happen during the same month and are both about awareness. And last week, Movember enjoyed a lot more media coverage than veterans.
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B.C. Woman Named Silver Cross Mother

VANCOUVER - A mom from British Columbia will be in Ottawa on Remembrance Day to lay a wreath on behalf every Canadian mother whose child has died while serving in the military.The Royal Canadian Legio...

A Day at Vimy I'll Never Forget

In response to the sacrifice of these young Canadians, the French government gave 260 acres to Canada in perpetuity to create a memorial to those who fought and died and to build the spectacular monument on hill 145 of Vimy Ridge to pay tribute to those who risked or gave their lives at Vimy and the many Battles of the Somme.
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Why Are Child Soldiers Romanticized?

Hollywood has immortalized underage soldiers in countless films. Contemporary warfare is still fuelled by "the brave young men and women overseas." Tragically, children in war zones are neither romantic nor relegated to the past. We should confront the hard truth: some recruits have no choice.
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BC Honours Korean War Vets

It's known as the forgotten war, but some Canadian Korean War veterans were remembered at a special ceremony at the Korean war memorial in Burnaby, B.C., this week. More than 26,000 Canadians joined...