Remembrance Day

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

 

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

 

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 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
The Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge is one of the most iconic war memorials throughout the world. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)

Hackett: Remembrance Day will forever remain important

The eerieness still sends shivers down my back. As my Dad and…

The Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge is one of the most iconic war memorials throughout the world. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)
The Remembrance Day ceremony, held Nov. 8, 2022 at Ècole Lindsay Secondaire Thurber Comprehensive High School, included a tribute to Honouring Inspiring Women. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer schools recognize Remembrance Day

Women’s contributions highlighted at Red Deer high school

The Remembrance Day ceremony, held Nov. 8, 2022 at Ècole Lindsay Secondaire Thurber Comprehensive High School, included a tribute to Honouring Inspiring Women. (Photo from Facebook)
Private Samuel Watts worked in Olds before enlisting to fight in the First World War. He was killed in battle in France in 1917. His great-great-granddaughter from Calgary is now searching for his memorial medallion. (Contributed archival photo).

Red Deerians appear in History Channel episode about Black soldier from Olds

Michael Dawe and Linda Baggaley help tell story of Private Samuel Daniel Watts

Private Samuel Watts worked in Olds before enlisting to fight in the First World War. He was killed in battle in France in 1917. His great-great-granddaughter from Calgary is now searching for his memorial medallion. (Contributed archival photo).
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 person places their poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following the a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

A person places their poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following the a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

With masks and distancing, Canadians attend Remembrance Day ceremonies

With masks and distancing, Canadians attend Remembrance Day ceremonies

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Ponoka Secondary Campus teacher and local wartime remembrance advocate Ron Labrie poses next to one of the new window panes at the school. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Secondary Campus expands Hall of Valour

Six new panes of etched glass recognize Canadian conflict contributions

Ponoka Secondary Campus teacher and local wartime remembrance advocate Ron Labrie poses next to one of the new window panes at the school. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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)
Veteran Mike Bradford spoke about his military service at GoodLife Fitness in the prelude to Remembrance Day. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Military veteran reflects on three generations of service

Mike Bradford, his father and grandfather all served

Veteran Mike Bradford spoke about his military service at GoodLife Fitness in the prelude to Remembrance Day. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Hundreds have gathered at the Cenotaph in Red Deer in years past to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer’s Cenotaph was unveiled a century ago

The memorial project was not completed without some controveries

Hundreds have gathered at the Cenotaph in Red Deer in years past to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s Chris Upsdell was in the Canadian military for 17 years. (Contributed photo by Ken Hoskin)

Remembrance Day a time of reflection for Red Deer veteran

The Cold War was ongoing when Chris Upsdell joined the military. Growing…

Red Deer’s Chris Upsdell was in the Canadian military for 17 years. (Contributed photo by Ken Hoskin)
(Black Press file photo).

Army veteran to speak Wednesday at Red Deer’s GoodLife Fitness

Central Albertans are invited to hear some true stories of life in…

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Ross Street looking east towards the Cenotaph in1922. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Poppy remains an enduring symbol of honour and remembrance

Another annual Veterans’ Week is upon us, culminating in Remembrance Day on…

  • Nov 3, 2021
Ross Street looking east towards the Cenotaph in1922. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Silver Cross Mother Debbie Sullivan pauses after placing a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Wednesday November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Military’s aid in COVID-19 fight noted as pandemic restricts Remembrance Day events

Military’s aid in COVID-19 fight noted as pandemic restricts Remembrance Day events

Silver Cross Mother Debbie Sullivan pauses after placing a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Wednesday November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Josh Gairdner, a Red Deer resident, was in Veterans’ Park on Monday morning. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Short Remembrance Day ceremony at Red Deer Veterans’ Park on Wednesday

The Korean War Veterans of Red Deer is hosting a shortened version…

Josh Gairdner, a Red Deer resident, was in Veterans’ Park on Monday morning. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
A Whole Foods Market grocery store is shown in Vancouver on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Grocery retailer Whole Foods Market is facing sharp criticism for a policy that forbids its employees from wearing poppies, prompting Ontario's premier to promise legislation that would outlaw such a rule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whole Foods reverses poppy ban for workers following heavy criticism

Whole Foods reverses poppy ban for workers following heavy criticism

A Whole Foods Market grocery store is shown in Vancouver on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Grocery retailer Whole Foods Market is facing sharp criticism for a policy that forbids its employees from wearing poppies, prompting Ontario's premier to promise legislation that would outlaw such a rule. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck