What would you do?

I take a breath, scoot to the edge of my seat—ready to exit the van and eager to investigate our next stop. I walk along Ruytershoveweg Road toward a tall white wall, set back from the street and seemingly out of place among the trees that surround it. The beautiful clean lines and balanced...
  • Return To Kapyong

    July 14, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dozens of Canadian veterans and caregivers pose in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Alex is pouring scotch when George arrives; 10 floors up in a hotel room overlooking the bursting city of Seoul, South Korea. Outside, rays of light...
  • Along Quiet Roads – Part 2

    January 1, 2011 by Jennifer Morse
    Colonel Jean-Philippe Bonnet’s patio atop the bunker at his seaside home affords an excellent view of the beach at Puys, east of Dieppe. The illustration shows the high cliffs looming over a beach with the tide out. ILLUSTRATION: JENNIFER MORSE This August the weather in...
  • Along Quiet Roads – Part 1

    November 1, 2010 by Jennifer Morse
    The Menin Gate Memorial commemorates the nearly 55,000 British Commonwealth soldiers who died in Belgium and have no known grave. ILLUSTRATION: 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....
  • 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...
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