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...
  • 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...
  • Sentimental Journey

    January 1, 2007 by Jennifer Morse
    Clockwise from top: In the passageway of VIA Rail Canada’s War Bride train, (from front to back) Doris Lolly, Brenda Burtenshaw-Butt and Peggy Marshall find their berths and say hello; Joe and Phyllis Cummings say ‘I do’ and renew their wedding vows at Pier 21;...
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