Remembrance Day

Poppy.

EDITORIAL: The world is once again standing on a precipice

There is a disturbing trend towards admiration for autocracy

  • Nov 25, 2022

 

Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Shame on Justin Trudeau for being overseas on November 11

‘You would think the leader of our country could take time on Remembrance Day’

  • Nov 18, 2022

 

Eric Small (middle) and wife Catherine (left) taking in a Remembrance Day ceremony on the HMCS Edmonton, a coastal defence vessel moored in North Vancouver. (Chartwell Foundation photo)

Chilliwack veteran has wish granted to see navy vessel ‘one last time’

86-year-old Eric Small and wife Catherine visited the HMCS Edmonton on Remembrance Day

 

Sharon Churchill lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Thousands come out for Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chilliwack

All 3 locations had huge turnouts as people paid their respects to fallen soldiers and veterans

Sharon Churchill lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)

VIDEO: Protester who interrupted Remembrance Day ceremony in Victoria arrested

As hundreds gathered for what appeared to be the largest Remembrance Day…

Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)
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
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Joe and Kathy Fetters stand next to the photograph enlarger Joe’s father Joe Fetters used while stationed at Pearl Harbour during the Second World War. Joe and Kathy donated it and copies of some photographs his father took while in Pearl Harbour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pearl Harbour bombing photos donated to Interior B.C. museum

Photos found in a box in a basement now at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Joe and Kathy Fetters stand next to the photograph enlarger Joe’s father Joe Fetters used while stationed at Pearl Harbour during the Second World War. Joe and Kathy donated it and copies of some photographs his father took while in Pearl Harbour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

EDITORIAL: Nov. 11 is a day to consider the high cost of war

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served, more than 118,000 have died in service to this country

  • Nov 11, 2022
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum

‘War hero of the family’: Canadian War Museum acquires 3 more Victoria Crosses

Museum now has 36 of the 73 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians in the First World War

The Victoria Cross Medal belonging to Pte. James Peter Robertson is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals, Canadian War Museum
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as he places a wreath at the National War Memorial during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau to miss national Remembrance Day ceremony due to summit in Cambodia

PM to fly to Cambodia Thursday to attend meeting with countries from across Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau as he places a wreath at the National War Memorial during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Chief Petty Officer First Class (retired) Jake McDavid stands in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Veterans’ parade returns to national Remembrance Day after two-year hiatus

Parade was cancelled the past two years due to health concerns associated with the COVID-19

Chief Petty Officer First Class (retired) Jake McDavid stands in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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
Second World War veteran Warner Hockin gets help walking to the cenotaph to lay a wreath at Veterans Memorial Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Hockin died on Oct. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chilliwack return to normal for 2022

Ceremonies at downtown cenotaph, Vedder cenotaph and Coqualeetza Longhouse will go ahead

Second World War veteran Warner Hockin gets help walking to the cenotaph to lay a wreath at Veterans Memorial Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Hockin died on Oct. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
From left: Stefanie Richardson, Maureen Kormendy, Chilliwack-Vedder Legion Branch 295 president Krista Smith and veteran Jonathan Tremblay with dog Mia pose for a photo on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Banners with 4 Chilliwack veterans pictured on them honour heroes of all wars

100 banners hung around town as part of ‘Streets of Valour’ project to pay tribute to local veterans

From left: Stefanie Richardson, Maureen Kormendy, Chilliwack-Vedder Legion Branch 295 president Krista Smith and veteran Jonathan Tremblay with dog Mia pose for a photo on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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