On the beach

A tour of the Normandy coastline honours those who crossed an ocean to fight tyranny   The sky is cloudy, but the rain holds off for this year’s commemorative ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, on June 6. The audience is filled with veterans and their families, currently serving military, officials...
  • 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
    Last Updated: November 9, 2018 Rest in Peace Leonard Cohen. In fall 2015, Legion Magazine and Leonard Cohen released a video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. In a poignant tribute to McCrae, Canadian songwriter, painter...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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