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...
  • George Beaulieu, first vice-president of the  Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada told delegates at the 44th Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Convention  in Halifax, “We are here for all veterans… If you were there every step of the way, as we were, you...
  • A touching start to the 44th Dominion Convention

    June 11, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Cenotaph in the Grande Parade in Halifax was the ideal venue for culmination of the first event of the 44th biannual Dominion Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion in Halifax on Sunday. At the top of the War Memorial, above the figure of a...
  • Victoria Cross earned on Canadian soil

    June 8, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Rifleman Timothy O’Hea, VC. PHOTO: http://www.greenjackets-net.org.uk/rb/canusa.html The Fenian Raids gave rise to the awarding of a Victoria Cross for a courageous action on Canadian soil. Irish-born Timothy O’Hea, 20, was stationed in Canada in 1866 with the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, The Prince Consort’s Own,...
  • Poignant First World War letter

    June 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    If it weren’t for Memorial Day across the border, I doubt any Canadian would ever have come across a touching letter written by a Canadian soldier that paints a picture of daily life experience for an engineer in trench warfare. The letter was written by...
  • D-Day Remembrances

    June 4, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    June 6 marks D-Day. Along 80 kilometres of well-fortified beachfront in Normandy, 155,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes of the Allied forces  attacked Hitler’s Fortress Europe in 1944, marking the beginning of the end of the Second World War....
  • HMCS Ojibwa begins final voyage

    May 31, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The submarine HMCS Ojibwa is making her final voyage from Halifax to Port Burwell, Ont., where she will become a museum centrepiece. Submariners gathered in Halifax to toast the Oberon-class Ojibwa, the last of her kind, as she was put on an ocean-going drydock for...
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