Why I Remember (Lest We Forget)

It’s November 11th....more

The History Of Remembrance Day And Of The Poppy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Remembrance Day has been celebrated since November, 11th, 1919 and since then, we pay tribute to the fallen ones who have fought for our country by giving their lives so we could live in freedom and peace. They are our War Heroes and they have served Canada without any consideration for their own lives and that's why we remember them each year....more

The Bravest Solider

Birth is war. It is raw and visceral and it changes you and you are more and bigger than yourself and trusted with a world that is suddenly and completely changed....more

Go Visit the Dead

It's a left turn off the main drag, past the house with the high stone foundation, up and down a couple of green hills that get greener and shadier. At the dip in the road is the entrance to Riverside Cemetery, headstones spread out on the hills on both sides of the road. The main entrance is an always-open wrought iron gate next to a white shed with hand-written signs posted on the side listing the little rules. No planting flowers. Pots left after the season will be upturned. Cemetery workers will not water the plants. You must do this yourself....more

Lest We Forget

 So today is Remembrance Day - a day that has meant something since I was small. I can remember the ceremony we had for it in school in the first grade. They showed a video made by the Canadian War Amputees and it had a song called 'Never Again'. That has stuck with me. ...more

Why I Won't Be Wearing A Remebrance Day Poppy

It’s early November, which means that our dark, sober winter coats, fresh out of their summer storage, suddenly have bright felt flowers blooming on their lapels. Veterans, dressed in their neatly-pressed Legion uniforms, begin popping up in shopping malls and subway stations, asking for donations. The words Lest We Forget seem to be on everyone’s lips, and my Facebook feed is full of sepia-toned images of baby-faced soldiers and battlegrounds in France.Poppy season is here, y’all....more

Why I Choose To Wear the Remembrance Day Poppy

Remembrance Day is upon us - the day the Armistice was put into place that ended the First World War, and the day that Canadians take a moment on November 11 to bow our heads at the stroke of 11 AM. We remember our veterans, our dead, and the victims and senselessness of war....more

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As I'm checking in on all my posts and the number of reads they've gotten (I'm writing this at ...more

Louie Zamperini - A True American Hero

A couple of months ago my Book Club read the book Unbroken by ...more

148 Squadron of the RAF

Everyone has a story of back then, and this is my family's.Five days after George turned 22 on May 15th, 1942, he enlisted to become a Pilot Officer of the RCAF. I'm not sure why he decided to volunteer for duty; though he was young, just bordering on that age that still believes in invincibility, and was most likely still idealistic enough to believe that he could change the world....more