Remembrance Day

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on Nov. 11. (Photo by Joel Loh/www.JoelJenProductions.com)

Remembrance Day in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on…

 

The recession of RCMP members Const. Rebecca Bell and Const. Matthew DeSousa, and the Legion Colour Party during the Eckville Remembrance Day ceremony, held on Friday, Nov. 11, at the community centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville’s Remembrance Day ceremony

The recession of RCMP members Const. Rebecca Bell and Const. Matthew DeSousa,…

 

Jaidyn Glasier watches as Jackie Swainson, the Chinook’s Edge School Division trustee, Sylvan Lake RCMP Const. Matthew Lajeunesse and Legion member Jim Wilson place wreaths during the Beacon Hill Elementary School Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Remembrance Day at Beacon Hill Elementary School

Jaidyn Glasier watches as Jackie Swainson, the Chinook’s Edge School Division trustee,…

 

A poppy is placed on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier following a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians honour country’s war dead at sombre Remembrance Day ceremonies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was absent from the Ottawa ceremony

A poppy is placed on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier following a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Frustration, anxiety persist as Liberals claim success on wait times for veterans

An estimated 23,000 veterans are waiting for their disability claims to be processed by the federal department

Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial after the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New poppy campaign initiatives seek to modernize the tradition of remembrance

Initiative allows people to scan a lapel poppy with their smartphone and learn

People lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial after the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People place thousands of Canadian flags and Indigenous flags are planted for Remembrance Day at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Organization continues search to identify Indigenous veterans in unmarked graves

‘Native people volunteered in numbers disproportionate to our population’

People place thousands of Canadian flags and Indigenous flags are planted for Remembrance Day at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada’s military history?

Canadians have served in numerous wars, international conflicts and peacekeeping missions

Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
A Red Ensign flag is seen in an undated handout photo. The 80th anniversary of ill-fated battle of Dieppe will be commemorated during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony with a mysterious flag that was supposedly carried into battle by a Canadian killed in the attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Legion

Mystery flag to mark 80th anniversary of disastrous Dieppe raid on Remembrance Day

Flag believed to have been held by one of hundreds who died that day in 1942

A Red Ensign flag is seen in an undated handout photo. The 80th anniversary of ill-fated battle of Dieppe will be commemorated during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony with a mysterious flag that was supposedly carried into battle by a Canadian killed in the attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Legion
National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lacombe mom named Silver Cross Mother

We’ll see you at Christmas. It was October 2011 and Candy Greff…

National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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

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

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The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Al Cameron, Veteran Voices of Canada founder, has been collecting veterans’ stories for two decades. (Contributed photo)

Second World War veterans’ numbers are diminishing but Veteran Voices of Canada’s mission continues

The stories of all who have served are worth telling, says Veterans Voices founder

Al Cameron, Veteran Voices of Canada founder, has been collecting veterans’ stories for two decades. (Contributed photo)
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Lakers honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

The Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion…

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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
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
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
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal leaders remember sacrifices, injustices endured by Indigenous veterans

Flags on federal government buildings lowered to acknowledge the service of Indigenous veterans

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Burden: veterans’ injuries take toll on families and caregivers

Advocates and others say federal supports fall short of what is needed

Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang