Remembrance Day

The museum is just outside of downtown Victoria with bus routes (Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum)

Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum offers salute to Canadian Forces history

The museum is open to the public, providing visitors a glimpse of military life

 

Alex Kennedy looks over a 2017 article about his wife’s cycling efforts. Photo supplied

Courtenay resident continues late wife’s charity work for Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors Canada provides a range of clinically facilitated mental health programs…

  • Nov 11, 2022

 

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…

 

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
Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot

Island man composes stirring tribute to veteran father and grandfathers

Legion pipe band, guitar buddy enlisted for YouTube video

Graham Neville (centre and right) wrote a tribute to his father and grandfathers and posted it to YouTube accompanied by Dennean Gould and the Campbell River Legion Pipe Band. YouTube screenshot
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

Courtenay 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)
Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Former military members in Oak Bay reflect on remembrance

Carlton House veterans recall service, share value of Remembrance Day

Charles Etchell graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that July. (Courtesy Carlton House)
A TV screen shows file images of North Korea’s missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

University of Victoria historian says Korean War is losing its status as Canada’s Forgotten War

North and South remain technically at war nearly 70 years after armistice agreement

A TV screen shows file images of North Korea’s missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Greater Victoria veteran recalls psychological toll of peacekeeping in the Balkans

Terri Orser witnessed action, horror in her 27 years in the Canadian Armed Forces

Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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

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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
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)

No Stone Left Alone links family’s history to Penelakut

Close connection found from a friend in teacher’s research

  • Nov 10, 2022
Victor Earl Ordano’s headstone at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Mike Russell)
2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell

Legions host Remembrance Day ceremonies in all three Comox Valley municipalities

Spearheaded by their respective Legions, all three Comox Valley municipalities are hosting…

  • Nov 10, 2022
2021 Courtenay Remembrance Day Ceremony. Photo by Terry Farrell
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