Archive for December, 2011

  • Sources say North Korea is none too pleased with this year’s plans by South Korean Christian groups to use Christmas lights  to illuminate a 100-foot steel tower roughly three kilometres from the North Korean border, south of the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ. North Korea is...
  • Wreaths Across Canada starts tradition

    December 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    More than 2,700 graves at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa had balsam wreaths placed upon them on the first Sunday in December  in what Wreaths Across Canada  hopes will become an annual tradition that spreads across the country. Air Force veteran Craig McPhee brought...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Hill 70, 1917

    December 13, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    A wounded Canadian and his buddies warm up with some soup near Hill 70, August 1917. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • An extra $64 million earmarked for VAC programs

    December 12, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    The House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has put its stamp of approval on $64 million in additional funding for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). In recent weeks VAC  and government members of parliament have been trying to reassure veterans and veterans advocate groups...
  • Letters From Bill – Sunday, April 2, 1944

    December 12, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando: Have a few minutes to myself so thought I would drop you a line or two. As I told you in my last letter we were going on a scheme, well this is it. We left camp...
  • U-boats And The Spy Who Came Ashore: Navy, Part 48

    December 12, 2011 by Marc Milner
    Saint John Harbour Defence Craft 15 on patrol during the Second World War. PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE While residents of British Columbia waited for the war to reach their shores in the early months of 1942, submarines attacked along the east coast for the...
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