Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day at Memorial Park in Summerland. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)

EDITORIAL: A time to consider the high cost of war

Remembrance Day is not a time to celebrate past battlefield victories and heroic measures

  • Nov 16, 2022

 

Close to a thousand people packed Kal Tire Place for Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Remembrance Day ceremony honours Canadian veterans, peacekeepers

The ceremony was held at Kal Tire Place for the first time since 2019

 

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
David Janicki

Vernon veteran pens battlefield poem

Face to graves written by Second World War Sergeant David Janicki

David Janicki
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
RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Applegath, whose son is a retired teacher in Vernon, spent the last months of the Second World War in 1945 as a prisoner of war at a German Stalag camp before being freed by the allied victory. (Photo courtesy Applegath family)

Vernon man shares father’s prisoner of war story

Thomas Applegath was member of RCAF, shot down over Belgium; spent nearly 18 months in German camp

RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Applegath, whose son is a retired teacher in Vernon, spent the last months of the Second World War in 1945 as a prisoner of war at a German Stalag camp before being freed by the allied victory. (Photo courtesy Applegath family)
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)
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

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
Matthew Heneghan and Pte. Colin Wilmot’s enjoyed watching hockey and cheering on the Oilers together. (Contributed)

Column: Remembering my dearest brothers and sisters on November 11

‘I never thought I’d ever be as brave or as heroic. It was their grief I related to.’

  • Nov 11, 2022
Matthew Heneghan and Pte. Colin Wilmot’s enjoyed watching hockey and cheering on the Oilers together. (Contributed)
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
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
Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at Kal Tire Place Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. (File photo)
Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at Kal Tire Place Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. (File photo)
Through the Letters Home project, HomeEquity Bank is sending authentic letters from soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars to their original destinations across Canada to mark Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Remembrance Day campaign sending letters from soldiers to North Okanagan homes

The Letters Home campaign is giving Canadians an innovative way to connect with veterans

Through the Letters Home project, HomeEquity Bank is sending authentic letters from soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars to their original destinations across Canada to mark Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Bill Carr of the Royal Canadian Legion (left) stands before student flag bearers Alex Banman-Clark, Luke Buchanan, Andie Keens and Maren Jones at the second annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony at the Coldstream cenotaph Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Coldstream students honour those who served ahead of Remembrance Day

The second No Stone Left Alone ceremony in Coldstream was held at the local cenotaph Tuesday

Bill Carr of the Royal Canadian Legion (left) stands before student flag bearers Alex Banman-Clark, Luke Buchanan, Andie Keens and Maren Jones at the second annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony at the Coldstream cenotaph Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Royal Canadian Legion Westbank 288 treasurer Liz Dickson and president Anne Fox.
(Jacqueline Gelineau - West K News)

Okanagan Indigenous veterans were stripped of their status after war efforts

Westbank First Nations held a ceremony for Indigenous veterans day

Royal Canadian Legion Westbank 288 treasurer Liz Dickson and president Anne Fox.
(Jacqueline Gelineau - West K News)