November 11th marks Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. They may sound like identical events, but these two are actually slightly different.
Remembrance Day is much more like the U.S.’s Memorial Day. While everyone...
With November 11 looming over the first third of this month, it’s been poppy time where I live once more.
Having spent the majority of my life in the U.S. I can contemplate this quaint Canadian custom with an anthropologist’s detachment....
World War I (horribly mislabeled “the war to end all wars”) concluded on November 11, 1918. The date evolved into Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. Both bring a short burst of attention to the topic of war...
Nov 12, 2008 — Canada's Remembrance Day begins as crowds gather in Ottawa's downtown. Tens of thousands - of all ages - and nearly everyone wearing a bright red poppy. It's a somber occasion. Motorcades bring dignitaries: the Canadian Governor General, the Prime Minister, the Silver Cross Mother and more. There are no speeches from the politicians - just music, gun salutes, a prayer later on. The Air Force fly-over. And long rounds of applause as a shrinking parade of war veterans marches by. Lucy Martin paid her respects and sent in this audio montage from Canada's War Memorial in Ottawa. Go to full article
Newly unveiled Veteran's Memorial at Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa.
Nov 10, 2006 — November 11th goes by different names. The former Armistice Day has become Veteran's Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. For at least a week before hand, many Canadians won't leave home without pinning on a small plastic flower. School children still recite "In Flanders Field," hurriedly written in 1915 by a weary field doctor. Canadian John McCrea's poem immortalized the common red poppy, which sprang up across battle fields and graveyards in the wishfully-named "War to End All Wars." In this atmosphere, correspondent Lucy Martin wondered what older Canadian war veterans might be thinking about Canada's current campaign in Afghanistan. She caught up with some during a recent ceremony at an Ottawa Veteran's Home. Go to full article
Nov 10, 2005 — The 50-voice Brockville Community Chorus presents its annual Remembrance Day Concert. It's called In Remembrance and will be held Friday night (7:30) at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario. Todd Moe talks with choir Director Jeff Reusing. Go to full article
Nov 11, 2002 — At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of 1918, the world rejoiced. The most terrible war in history, the war to end all wars was over. In the United States, that day became Armistice Day and later Veterans' Day. In Canada, it's called Remembrance Day. The British mark Remembrance Sunday. Commentator Paul Willcott has been in London on several Remembrance Sundays. He describes one for us, noting how the British honor not only their own men and women who served, but all veterans, including the Americans we honor today in this country. Go to full article