Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that … [Read more...]

2014 Calendar of Holocaust Remembrance Events

The 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme “Journeys through the Holocaust”. This theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ultimately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future generations. … [Read more...]

What our Children Should Know About Remembrance Day

In America, this national holiday is more commonly known as Veteran’s Day (although in other countries it is also called Armistice Day and even Poppy Day). It is celebrated on November 11th of every year to honor and memorialize both soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in times of war. When it comes to informing children, young and old, about the value of Remembrance Day, there are a few items that should be imparted, not only concerning the military history of this holiday, but also … [Read more...]

Dieppe Raid in France, PMO – Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary

Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in France August 8, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend ceremonies in Dieppe, France, from August 19 to 20, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The Governor General will join the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, who will lead an official … [Read more...]

Valentine for Mommy _Author Reginald Todd Hewitt

In memorial of... Courtney Leigh Hewitt      Valentine for Mommy   It's Valentines Day Dear Mommy so this is just for You The sky is oh so pretty with different shades of blue!    All our Love and Kisses we send to you today We feel you all around us, you're not that far away!   When Papi lights your candle as he does so everynight We all wrap our love around you and hold you oh so tight!   We whisper prayers from all of us, To you and God above knowing that you hear us, 'cause we all can feel … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

      Ottawa, Ontario    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the  National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women  on  December 6    “On December 6, 1989, the lives of 14 young women were cut short in one of the most heinous acts of violence in Canadian history. They were daughters, sisters, wives and friends whose lives were full of promise and hope, horrifically taken by a gunman at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. That these … [Read more...]

Earthquake Remembrance Day Observed in Turkmenistan – October 6

Earthquake Remembrance Day Observed in Turkmenistan October 6 Earthquake Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan. During Earthquake Remembrance Day, Turkmenistan pays its respects to those who were killed in the earthquake of 1948 in Ashgabat. The Turkmen people were just recovering from the wounds of World War II and starvation, which came right after the war in 1946-1947, that it faced with another grief. The night from October 5th to 6th in 1948 at 1 o’clock 12 minutes 5 … [Read more...]

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