A tour to remember – The Royal Canadian Legion 2019 Pilgrimage of Remembrance

In the early hours of Aug. 19, 1942, a largely Canadian military contingent conducted an ill-fated raid on German-occupied France. More than 6,000 infantry, including Private George Davies of the South Saskatchewan Regiment, landed on the beach at Dieppe that morning and faced deadly enemy fire. More than 3,600 of those who made it ashore...
  • 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...
  • A Journey Of Learning

    January 8, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Students look out from the Newfoundland memorial over the battlefield at Beaumont-Hamel. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS Of all the expressions known to humankind, nothing captures the essence of remembrance more than a prolonged period of silence. When the First World War ended 90 years ago on...
  • Korea: Tension And Remembrance

    November 15, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Aboriginal and Métis veterans representatives join in a sunrise ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. PHOTO: TOM MACGREGOR The shooting this summer of a South Korean tourist cast an uncomfortable shadow over the Veterans Affairs Canada delegation that had come to Seoul to mark...
  • The Remembrance Odyssey

    November 6, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: TOM MacGREGOR Clockwise from left: Daniel Hiscock stands under the Vimy Memorial; the delegation at Vimy; an etching of John McCrae’s headstone. It was the sound of applause that struck members of the 2007 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Leaders’ Pilgrimage of Remembrance when they...
  • Their Soldiers

    July 1, 2007 by Dan Black
    Clockwise from top: Students from across Canada remember the fallen while standing behind headstones in Canadian Cemetery No. 2 on Vimy Ridge; Patrick Baird displays his Vimy anniversary commemorative medal and green replica WW I tunic; Robbie Hart with his bandana prior to the ceremonies;...
  • Anniversary On The Ridge

    July 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    PHOTOS: NATALIE SALAT Clockwise from top: The Queen at Vimy; sunset at the Vimy Memorial; Dominion President Jack Frost in the Place des Héros, Arras; full military honours for Pte. Peterson; veterans march through the city of Arras. “In any national story there are moments...
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