Remembrance Day

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

 

The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021

 

Madame Anna Guérin. (Photo/legion.ca)

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada

Madame Anna Guérin, later christened “The Poppy Lady from France,” inspired by…

  • Nov 11, 2021

 

Family and loved ones paid respects laying wreaths at the Lacombe Cenotaph in honour of those who have served and are currently serving in Canada’s Military. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lest We Forget

Lacombe Remembrance Day Service

Family and loved ones paid respects laying wreaths at the Lacombe Cenotaph in honour of those who have served and are currently serving in Canada’s Military. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
F. Muir Adair (Photo submitted)

F. Muir Adair

F. Muir Adair served during World War 2, he was a Flight…

F. Muir Adair (Photo submitted)
(Photo and caption submitted by Donna Hunter)

George Brown

George Brown, born in Edinburgh, Scotland came to Toronto, Canada and enlisted…

(Photo and caption submitted by Donna Hunter)
Flying Officer and WWII Hero Graham Kite. (Photo submitted)

Graham Kite

Flying Officer and WWII Hero. Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) Bomber Command No.…

Flying Officer and WWII Hero Graham Kite. (Photo submitted)
Jeremiah Thomas Ryan (Photo submitted)

Jeremiah Thomas Ryan

Sergeant, Cape Breton Highlanders Served in Holland 1939-1945 Stars- Italy , France…

Jeremiah Thomas Ryan (Photo submitted)
John Kirbyson

John Kirbyson

John Kirbyson, son of John and Vicky Kirbyson of Lacombe, served in…

  • Nov 11, 2021
John Kirbyson

Keith A. Miller

15 Battery (heavy) 3rd Coast Brigade, R.C.A. North Atlantic (Newfoundland) 1940-1945 Private…

L/CPL. Paul Ajas

Enlisted 1940 - 1945 A member of the Canadian Highlanders in the…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians welcomed to attend Remembrance ceremonies, told to wear masks and distance

Some restrictions and changes will nonetheless remain in place as COVID-19 continues to pose a threat

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

100 years of the poppy

This year the Royal Canadian Legion is celebrating the Centennial of the…

Ted Lindgren

1939-45 Star Italy Star France and Germany Star England Service Medal Voluntary…

  • Nov 11, 2021

Tyler Kirbyson

Tyler Kirbyson, son of John and Heather Kirbyson and grandson of John…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government will hire more staff to address veterans’ backlog, caseloads: minister

Announcement made in the wake of 5-part Canadian Press series on veteran’s issues

Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Fields of Remembrance at Lacombe Legion, Branch #79 (Christi Albers-Manicke)
Fields of Remembrance at Lacombe Legion, Branch #79 (Christi Albers-Manicke)
The travelling exhibition World War Women, organized by the Canadian War Museum, explores the challenges women faced during two world wars. (Photo submitted)

Exhibition spotlights the contributions of Canadian women in both world wars

World War Women features personal stories and artifacts related to women’s roles at home and abroad

The travelling exhibition World War Women, organized by the Canadian War Museum, explores the challenges women faced during two world wars. (Photo submitted)