Remembrance Day

A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)

Threat of violence directed at B.C. Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony location changed after threat that “somebody might get killed” if United Nations flag flown

 

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

 

Sidney Lambert, Neil Conner and Bert Coulson lost legs in combat. Photo courtesy of War Amps Canada

War Amputee veterans started 100-year legacy

Of the thousands of Canadian soldiers who were wounded while serving in…

Sidney Lambert, Neil Conner and Bert Coulson lost legs in combat. Photo courtesy of War Amps Canada
2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: 2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day ceremony

Hundreds of military personnel, dignitaries, and residents showed up at the Courtenay…

2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell
In Flanders Fields

The story behind In Flanders Fields

Canadian soldier and surgeon, John McCrae, is most famous for being the…

  • Nov 11, 2021
In Flanders Fields
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird 2020 headshot. Photo supplied

Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird’s Remembrance Day address

On Remembrance Day we come together to share our gratitude, pride and…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird 2020 headshot. Photo supplied
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells Remembrance Day photo

Remembrance Day address from Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the red poppy as a…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells Remembrance Day photo
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott’s Remembrance Day address

Since the first commemoration in 1919, each November 11th, Canadians pay tribute…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott
Colonel Bryn Elliott. Photo submitted

19 Wing Base Commander Colonel Bryn Elliott’s Remembrance Day address

Remembrance Day is an occasion when the women and men at 19…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Colonel Bryn Elliott. Photo submitted
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)
The Remembrance Day ceremonies in the Comox Valley will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Photo supplied

Remembrance Day ceremonies scaled down, but happening in all three municipalities

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Remembrance Day activities will be scaled…

The Remembrance Day ceremonies in the Comox Valley will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Photo supplied
Part of the Remembrance Day display at the Comox Museum. The will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Photo supplied

Comox Museum open on Remembrance Day

The Comox Museum will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,…

  • Nov 10, 2021
Part of the Remembrance Day display at the Comox Museum. The will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Photo supplied
Candy Dimery’s grandparents were married one day, then off to war the next.

Wedding one day, war the next

The Comox Valley Record reached out on our social media channels, encouraging…

  • Nov 10, 2021
Candy Dimery’s grandparents were married one day, then off to war the next.
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
The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Unmarked Grave Program looking for Canada’s lost veterans

Last Post Fund’s gravesite program giving veterans final respects

The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Veteran Matthew Kane poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, November 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Money: Today’s veterans fighting Ottawa for equality with previous generations

Campaign continues in fight for equity and fairness for all veterans

Veteran Matthew Kane poses for a photograph in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, November 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

3 wreaths trashed at Duncan Cenotaph

“These wreaths are meant to commemorate the people who died fighting for their country”

Legion member Tim Spencer holds one of three wreaths that were smashed apart at the Duncan Cenotaph. (Robert Barron/Citizen)