Remembrance

Pride & dignity

The Second World War is never far from the heart and mind of 97-year-old veteran Bill Anderson, whose 5th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and fought its way through Europe and into Germany. Appointed a troop commander after the lieutenant in charge was killed, the native of Saint...
  • On My Honour

    January 1, 2014 by Adam Day
    In tribute to the lost, the wounded and their families on Remembrance Day in Ottawa At just past 11 a.m. on November 11th, four jets thundered over the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, an unmistakable signal that the 11th hour of the 11th day of...
  • Travelling through the interior of South Korea on the KTX high-speed train between Seoul and Busan, one cannot escape the hypnotic rhythm of the rising hills and valleys filled with rice paddies. “The hills—you never forget the hills,” I heard more than one Canadian veteran of...
  • A century ago, Alex Wilson of Killam, Alta., won a watch at a carnival. It was in his pocket when he enlisted and during the Battle of Passchendaele when he was wounded. The young stretcher-bearer returned to Canada with two things he loved—his bride, Leah Beatrice...
  • The Long Shock Of War

    November 4, 2013 by Dan Black
    The reverberations of war continue long after the last shell or bullet is fired. They roll outward—like waves from a blast— through one generation to the next. This is not what he would want me to do. My grandfather would not want me lying on this damp...
  • The National Ceremony

    January 11, 2013 by Dan Black
    The stories are written on the faces, but mostly in the knowing expressions of those who “were there.” They are found in the eyes of the wounded and with loved ones bereaved by...
  • Remembrance In Thunder Bay

    January 11, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    North side, south side, Port Arthur, Fort William; for close on two centuries a spirited rivalry has existed between the citizens of the area that is now the city of Thunder Bay, Ont., snuggled on the northwest shore of Lake Superior. Depending on your perspective,...
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