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War of 1812 commemorations continue

The commemoration period for the War of 1812 is not over, despite uninformed media reports to the contrary. An offshoot of the Napoleonic wars, The War of 1812 started  with the United States declaring war on Great Britain, and ended with signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814.  But news travelled slowly...
  • History by any other name

    January 17, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    A heart-warming piece by a Grade 5/6 teacher in Montreal has appeared on the website of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Literacy teacher Alexandra Papazoglou at Evergreen Elementary undertook a class project on Remembrance to improve skills in spelling, grammar and...
  • New memorial in Britain for Iroquois Squadron

    October 24, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A commemoration and unveiling of a new memorial to those who served during the Second World War in the RCAF’s 431 (Iroquois) Squadron is being held Oct. 28 near Selby, North Yorkshire. In 1942 a bomber base was built near the village of Burn, from...
  • B&Bs for veterans

    October 24, 2012 by Sharon Adams
      For the second year in a row, dozens of  bed and breakfast establishments across the country are offering free accommodations on Remembrance Day to veterans and serving members of the military. B&Bs for Vets, patterned after the program started in the U.S. in 2008,...
  • Maori Remembrance

    October 10, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Over the years I’ve marvelled at the differences in the way each of us, each person, each community, each nation, commemorates the fallen, and how those differences personalize the solemn rites for participants. In France, names are read aloud and after each name the crowd...
  • U-Boats in the St. Lawrence

    October 2, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    For those following the stories in Legion Magazine about U-Boats in the St. Lawrence–Hidden Victory In The St. Lawrence, The Luck of the U-Boats, Torpedoed in the St. Lawrence,  Predators in the St. Lawrence— The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies has posted...
  • Remembering Belgium and Canada’s Role in 1944

    September 4, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    This week marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium. After liberating much of the northern French coast in the summer of 1944, the First Canadian Army, along with British and Polish troops, swept into Belgium. Large parts of western Belgium were liberated quickly,...
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