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Treading on sacred ground at Beaumont-Hamel: ‘It’s really sad that their last emotion was fear’
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New Brunswick's legions continue to serve communities, despite declining numbers
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Devastation, distinction: Battle of Beaumont-Hamel is etched in Newfoundland’s history
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Remembrance Day is an important time to reflect for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. But, every bit as meaningful is July 1, marking the anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. And the meaning of the day ...
The poppy: a lasting symbol of remembrance
It’s known the world over as a symbol of remembrance for those who have fallen. The poppy was first introduced to Canada and the Commonwealth by Lt.-Col. John McCrae, a Guelph, Ont., native and Canadian medical officer during the First World ...
Royal Canadian Legion: the names and faces change, the mandate is the same
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Service. Comradeship. Unity. It’s said these three words inspired creation of the Royal Canadian Legion. After a time of war, veterans felt vulnerable and believed they needed one strong voice among all veteran ...
Maritimers' First World War letters home : spirits remain high despite terror of war
There are no survivors left of the First World War, but their letters speak for them. Ross Hebb’s new book, In Their Own Words, contains letters of three Maritimers writing home from the Great War. Here are some of the letters from Eugene ...
The Holocaust - Halifax's Natan Nevo paints over dark days of war with a positive look at life and people
HALIFAX, N.S. — Natan Nevo’s art workroom is filled with colourful landscapes and abstracts, depicting his outlook on life today – bright, cheery, optimistic. During the Second World War in his native Poland, while in hiding and ...
North Sydney couple lost families in Holocaust, found each other
They met while trying to locate lost family members. What they found instead was each other. ...
The Holocaust - Mother’s Jewish faith comes to light after her death
BELLEORAM, N.L. – It wasn’t until after her death that Sophia May’s children learned their mother had kept a secret from them all their lives – she was Jewish. After years of research into her history and Jewish culture, ...
The Holocaust - Mother, son saved by friends and fighters
This story was originally published Sept. 14, 2018, but we thought we would share it again for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. By April 1943, Michael Falk and his parents had been enclosed in the Warsaw Ghetto for close to three ...
The Holocaust - Tribute to Philip Riteman by longtime friend Bob Watson
This story was originally published Sept. 14, 2018, but we thought we would share it again for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Note: Bob Watson was a friend of Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman. They met in 2010 when Watson, as part ...
The Holocaust - 'A time of emptiness, pain and desperation', excerpted from Helena Jockel's 'We Sang in Hushed Voices'
This story was originally published Sept. 14, 2018, but we thought we would share it again for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Helena Jockel (née Kahan) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1919. She became an elementary school ...