Dutch gratitude

Holland’s appreciation of Canada abounds as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands approaches   The Netherlands was a neutral country when the Second World War broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland. However, Germany invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, pulling the country into the war. By...
  • Along Quiet Roads – Part 1

    November 1, 2010 by Jennifer Morse
    This August the weather in France is perfect—blue skies for photographs and moody clouds for paintings. I came to Europe to paint. World-class museums are filled with landscapes of the Norman and Flemish fields. This land is valuable both for its artistic and agricultural production. But...
  • Italian Remembrance

    March 14, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Veterans and students walk through the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery following a candlelight ceremony. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR For 65 years his body lay in the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery near Ortona, Italy, beneath a grave marked “Known unto God.” Ortona and its surrounding...
  • Pilgrims In The Shadow Of War

    November 7, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Pilgrims and other tour participants visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS At 5:20 a.m., July 16, 2009, on a rocky beach in France, a group of 30 Canadians raise a toast in a solemn, if impromptu, ceremony to a sacrifice made by...
  • Exploring The Battlefields

    September 25, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    A mock battle unfolds as part of Camp Husky at Ottawa in 2008. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Every teacher since Plato has probably heard the same complaint more than once: “History is nothing but a bunch of boring names and dates!” For a number of Canadian...
  • Facing The Fallen

    September 15, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Blair Moro places a plaque at the grave of Addy Smith. PHOTO: JENNIFER MORSE In June, Blair Moro, 16, of Surrey, B.C., and Solange Saulnier, 17, of Haut-Rivière-du-Portage, N.B., represented the youth of Canada on the Veterans Affairs Canada pilgrimage marking the 65th anniversary of...
  • Into Ortona Then And Now

    March 2, 2009 by Dan Black
    More than 1,200 students march from the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery to Ortona with their Hands Across The Generations Flag. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Early morning, Nov. 25, 2008: One by one the large tour buses stop in the tight laneway running parallel to the...
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