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...
  • 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...
  • Unshaken In Resolve

    January 1, 2015 by Ellen O'Connor
    As a bell in the Peace Tower sounded the 11th hour and two minutes of silence fell, tens of thousands of people—standing shoulder to shoulder in Canadian pride—attended the national Remembrance Day ceremony in...
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