Remembrance Day

(Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hundreds gather to observe Remembrance Day in Duncan

Hundreds of citizens gathered at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan the…

 

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
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Bob Collins, a former member of the Queen’s Own in Winnipeg, stands at attention on Oct. 22 at Cobble Hill Cenotaph to honour members of the Canadian military who died in Canada in non-combat roles. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Remembrance Day: Honouring all those who have served in uniform

All the ways we remember our dead in Cowichan

  • Nov 11, 2021
Bob Collins, a former member of the Queen’s Own in Winnipeg, stands at attention on Oct. 22 at Cobble Hill Cenotaph to honour members of the Canadian military who died in Canada in non-combat roles. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Duncan Cenotaph is erected in 1921 at Station Street and Front Street (now Canada Avenue). (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)

Remembrance Day: Cowichan cenotaphs still standing 100 years later

This Remembrance Day marks the centennial of the unveiling of the Duncan Cenotaph

  • Nov 11, 2021
The Duncan Cenotaph is erected in 1921 at Station Street and Front Street (now Canada Avenue). (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)
The remains of John Lambert, of St. John’s, Nfld. were discovered in 2016. (Department of National Defence photo)

Remembrance Day: Soldiers ‘found’ and a local work in progress

Late last year, in November and December, the remains of two soldiers were officially identified

  • Nov 11, 2021
The remains of John Lambert, of St. John’s, Nfld. were discovered in 2016. (Department of National Defence photo)
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
Directly after Armistice, there was a proposal to create the Duncan Cenotaph. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Nov. 11 a time to take stock

Have we learned anything?

  • Nov 11, 2021
Directly after Armistice, there was a proposal to create the Duncan Cenotaph. (Citizen file)
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)
Gen. Sir Fabian Ware, co-founder of the Imperial/Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (Photo by Bassano, vintage print, Oct. 27, 1916)

Remembrance Day: What to do with the dead? The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

This year, T.W. looks at how Canadians have come to honour their war dead since 1917.

  • Nov 11, 2021
Gen. Sir Fabian Ware, co-founder of the Imperial/Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (Photo by Bassano, vintage print, Oct. 27, 1916)
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)

Former Duncan mayor posthumously honoured for Korean War service

Ambassador for Peace medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to veterans

  • Nov 10, 2021
Douglas William Barker, centre, a former mayor of Duncan, has been posthumously awarded the Korean Peace Medal. (Photo courtesy Jim and Jackie Barker)
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
There was a small gathering at the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 in 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Duncan on Nov. 11

Masks recommended

  • Nov 9, 2021
There was a small gathering at the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 in 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Federal leaders remember sacrifices, injustices endured by Indigenous veterans

Flags on federal government buildings lowered to acknowledge the service of Indigenous veterans

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Burden: veterans’ injuries take toll on families and caregivers

Advocates and others say federal supports fall short of what is needed

Veteran Jeffrey Shepherd walks back to the house with his wife Christine from their backyard in Casselman, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang