Remembrance Day

Pipers add a stirring air to the Lake Cowichan parade for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, 2022. (Lexi Bainas photo)

Crowd turns out for Remembrance Day in Lake Cowichan

A big crowd turned out at the Cenotaph in downtown Lake Cowichan…

  • Nov 20, 2022

 

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

 

The Remembrance Day service at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan drew hundreds to pay their respects. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Remembrance Day 2022: Hundreds in Duncan gather to remember

Charles Hoey Park couldn’t fit the number of people who gathered for Remembrance Day event

 

Among the many names on the Duncan Cenotaph are those of Charles Hoey, VC, and his brother Trevor. (T.W. Paterson photo)

Remembrance Day: Winnipeg’s Valour Road

This year, Canada Post issued a postage stamp honouring the 3 who inspired the naming of Valour Road

  • Nov 11, 2022
Among the many names on the Duncan Cenotaph are those of Charles Hoey, VC, and his brother Trevor. (T.W. Paterson photo)
Mr. David Carey receiving the Canadian flag and medals belonging to his great-uncle Flight Sergeant John Joseph Carey. (Dept. of National Defence military history photo)

Remembrance Day 2022: Canada’s ultimate honour: identifying her dead

The Casualty Identification Program works to identify newly found skeletal remains

  • Nov 11, 2022
Mr. David Carey receiving the Canadian flag and medals belonging to his great-uncle Flight Sergeant John Joseph Carey. (Dept. of National Defence military history photo)
St. John Ambulance cadets worked hard through the rain on Sunday to place crosses at the graves of veterans buried at Mountainview Cemetery in North Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Cadets mark veterans’ graves with crosses

An annual tradition at the graves of veterans around the Cowichan Valley,…

St. John Ambulance cadets worked hard through the rain on Sunday to place crosses at the graves of veterans buried at Mountainview Cemetery in North Cowichan. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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
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

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
A new campaign offers remembrance lawn signs for $20.

Remembrance Day: How we remember

We’ve been honouring our fallen veterans for more than a century now

  • Nov 11, 2022
A new campaign offers remembrance lawn signs for $20.
Crossed were placed at the graves of veterans buried at Mountainview Cemetery in North Cowichan on Sunday afternoon by cadets. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Remembrance Day: Don’t take their sacrifices for granted

Remembrance Day and the election are inextricably entwined

  • Nov 11, 2022
Crossed were placed at the graves of veterans buried at Mountainview Cemetery in North Cowichan on Sunday afternoon by cadets. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)(Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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 Totem seaman poses with ‘Shonkie,’ the smaller of two Cowichan totem poles aboard HMS Totem. (Historical photo)

Remembrance Day: Did a ‘Cowichan Curse’ sink Israeli submarine?

Mysterious loss of an Israeli submarine

  • Nov 11, 2022
A Totem seaman poses with ‘Shonkie,’ the smaller of two Cowichan totem poles aboard HMS Totem. (Historical photo)
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)