Remembrance

Survivors in turmoil

Six years of war in continental Europe was drawing to a close but for many, if not most, victory was bittersweet—and defeat was devastating. Up to 40 million people in Europe were dead, the vast majority of them non-combatants, and as many as 11 million refugees wandered the wasted landscape. Entire cities were in ruin,...
  • PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Veterans ride in a WW II jeep during the march past. Many years ago, John Ford was unfortunate enough to be a prisoner of war in Japan and forced to perform slave labour in the dockyard at Nagasaki. It was there that...
  • Putting A Face To Remembrance

    November 1, 2005 by Adam Day
    From top: Pilgrims hold a Remembrance ceremony in a Canadian war cemetery in France; At the Leopold Canal, MacDonald (right) tells John Goheen (second from left) and the pilgrims his memories of the battle. It was a strange and dangerous coincidence for the pilgrims. On...
  • Reflections In Kirkland Lake

    January 1, 2005 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: TOM MacGREGOR From top:Mayor Bill Enouy places a wreath; veterans and branch members parade to the cenotaph. It is Remembrance Day in Kirkland Lake, Ont., and the only noise you hear is the sound of boots crunching down on the thick layer of snow...
  • For The Fallen

    January 1, 2005 by Adam Day
    PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO Clockwise from top: the viceregal group (from left) Chief of Defence Staff Ray Hénault, Speaker of the Senate Dan Hays, Silver Cross Mother Agatha Dyer, Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul, Prime Minister Paul Martin and his wife Sheila; poppies adorn...
  • Uneasy Lies The Country

    November 1, 2003 by Ray Dick
    From top: Canadian Korean War veterans pay their respects at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, including (front, from left) Roy Rushton, Peter Worthington and William Lee; Veterans Affairs Minister Rey Pagtakhan at the Republic of Korea National Cemetery; Lew Murphy of...
  • The Pride Of Yarmouth

    January 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor From left: Wreaths were placed at the town cenotaph immediately after the church service; Memorial Club member Courtney Clayton visits with Veterans Place resident George LeBlanc; veterans join in singing O Canada. The white T-shirts and red windbreakers are as familiar to...
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