Tag Archives: Remembrance Day 2021

A lone veteran, distributing poppies to those in the crowd who did not have one, honours the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Quebecers honour those who gave so much

Quebecers honour those who gave so much  Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com Members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces gathered in front of the cenotaph on Grande Allée on Remembrance Day,…

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In May 2020, Canada Post released stamps to mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day. This one featured Léo Major. (Photo courtesy of Canada Post)

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Route Léo-Major

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Route Léo-Major Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com On the eve of Remembrance Day, Premier François Legault announced the official renaming of a street near CFB Valcartier in…

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Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Mayor Brent Montgomery and Col. Jason Langelier stand before the newly erected “Support Our Troops” monument outside the entrance to CFB Valcartier on Boulevard Valcartier on Nov. 3. (Photo by Danielle Burns)

Yellow ribbon monument inaugurated at CFB Valcartier

Yellow ribbon monument inaugurated at CFB Valcartier Danielle Burns danielle@qctonline.com A monument synonymous with the military – a yellow ribbon bearing the phrase “Support Our Troops” in both official languages…

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A wreath was placed beside the large monument in memory of Lt. Gen. Richard Turner, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in the Boer War in November 1900. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)

Remembrance ceremony held at Mount Hermon Cemetery

Remembrance ceremony held at Mount Hermon Cemetery Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com The 55th Field Ambulance, a medical company of the Canadian Armed Forces, held a special ceremony at Mount Hermon Cemetery…

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COMMENTARY: Dutch film revives ‘forgotten’ Canadian role in Battle of the Scheldt

COMMENTARY: Dutch film revives ‘forgotten’ Canadian role in Battle of the Scheldt Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peterblack@qctonline.com There are not a lot of genuinely Canadian war movies. You…

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This year, a special 100th-anniversary commemorative poppy, reminiscent of the first poppy pins that were distributed in 1921, is available from the Royal Canadian Legion online poppy store. (Image courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion)

2021 marks 100th anniversary of Legion poppy campaign

2021 marks 100th anniversary of Legion poppy campaign Adapted from a press release by Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com I n 1921, Anna Guérin, later christened “The Poppy Lady from France,” inspired…

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