Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial

Legion Magazine’s coverage of Remembrance Day at our National War Memorial. Photography by Metropolis Studio. After the Remembrance Day ceremony, thousands waited to place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bronze figures, representing the 11 branches of the Canadian forces engaged in the First World War, on the National War Memorial in Ottawa....
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    Messages to the living, messages to the dead

    November 1, 2015 by Frances Itani
    Inspired by McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” a collection of new essays by prominent Canadian authors inspires us to remember   There is a fierceness in the air. In and about a quiet area of Belgium and France. In and about pathways and fields, roads of...
  • Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields”

    October 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    In a public ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today, dignitaries and citizens commemorated the tragic deaths of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed a year ago this week in separate incidents. At Rideau Hall prior to the ceremony, His...
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    Bittersweet celebration

    September 8, 2015 by Sharon Adams
      Liberation Day in the Netherlands was as poignant as ever this year, despite the dwindling ranks of Canadian liberators     The celebration is joyful and slightly chaotic as the antique vehicles are slowed, then stopped, by the crowd attending the National Liberation Parade...
  • A soldier with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders distributes candy to citizens in the eastern Netherlands town of Bathmen on April 9, 1945. [LAC/PA-137908]

    Canada’s gift of liberty

    May 10, 2015 by Gerard Triesman
    As a three-year-old, I had no real comprehension of the horrific circumstances in which I lived. The hand grenade, carelessly discarded by a Nazi soldier, attracted my attention. I was playing outside my home in the Netherlands in 1944 when I saw it lying on...
  • A Montrealer wraps himself in the Union Jack. [LAC/PA-152318]

    VE-Day in Pictures

    May 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Timeless images of relief and joy It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the...
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    Cape Breton Remembers

    January 1, 2015 by Adam Day
      You didn’t need a map to find this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Sydney, N.S.; you just had to follow the crowds. Starting early on the morning of Nov. 11th, thousands of Cape Breton Islanders were streaming through the downtown heading toward Centre 200, the...