Archive for the category "remembrance"

Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2012 in Metro Vancouver

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada. Communities across the country are taking time to gather, reflect, and remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers in honour of this country which we all call home. The following events are all taking place on November 11th around Metro Vancouver and the information has been […]

Remembrance Day 2011 Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

At 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month I stand in silence to respect and honour those who gave their lives for our country. I am a first generation Canadian and this is my home. Remembrance Day makes me think of family, and it makes me thankful. I get to wake up every […]

Remembrance Day 2010 in Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Remembrance Day will be observed in Vancouver tomorrow with ceremonies in several locations. The following list was published by the City of Vancouver: Photo credit: Feggy Art on Flickr Victory Square (West Hastings at Cambie Streets): Vancouver’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph. Gather at 10 am. Program begins with mounting of the guard […]

Red Poppies, White Poppies, No Poppies

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: david on Flickr Last year I included a note about the great poppy debate in a blog post. I first heard about white poppies through a BBC article in 2006, and also from DaveO, who does an amazing White Poppies series on his podcast year-round. Both red and white are the colour of […]

Passchendaele

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a history buff and I’ll be the first to admit that if I could sit in on my grade 12 AP European History course again, every day of the week, I would. I’m also the grandchild and great grandchild of men who fought in the “war to end all wars” and the one that […]