remembrance day

Put down the Christmas list — it’s poppy season first

There actually is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas — and it isn’t Black Friday. It’s Remembrance Day.

100 years of Remembrance

Honouring Remembrance Day in Victoria a century after the 1918 armistice One hundred years ago, in a train car in the Forest of Compiègne, on the eleventh hour of the…

Don’t whitewash tradition: Keep the red poppy

A red poppy can lay dormant for 80 years beneath the soil until they receive enough light to grow. For this reason, the red poppy has been a major symbol…

Recent tragedies will not change Remembrance Day ceremonies

The recent deaths of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent have raised concerns for Canadians across the country about the safety of soldiers this Nov. 11. These events,…

On remembering the past, and the present

Remembrance Day is most often related to the First and Second World Wars, commemorating the fallen soldiers from a time few Canadians can remember. These soldiers went off to fight…

Thoughts Occasioned by Remembrance Day

Do not remember! Not like this! Far better, truer, genuine To let it rest Safely immured, without occasion, Than celebrate and honour it Like this. Scheduled remembrance is a fraud,…

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