Remembrance Day

Karen Robertson donated $207 to the local Legion from her crocheted poppies. (Leta Robertson/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows woman donates hundreds to local Poppy Fund with her crocheted creations

Karen Robertson crocheted poppies and donated $3 from each to the fund

 

L to R: Ken Gagnon, Troy Gagnon, Jeremy Cooke, and Austin Cooke remember their family war vets at Gethsemini Garden Cemetery Cenotaph in Surrey. (Special to The News)

Family observes without their father – for first time

Randy Cooke, who died in August, used to insist family attend Remembrance Day ceremonies each year

 

Nicholas Williamson Sr. and Nicholas Garnett Williamson Jr, during the Second World War (circa 1940). (Special to The News)

REMEMBRANCE: Williamson men were not ‘too old’ to help in wartime

‘Remembering in place,’ Maple Ridge woman pays tribute to three generations who served

 

Second World War veteran Joe King and Roger Welch of the Maple Ridge Legion. (Special to The News)

One of Maple Ridge’s last Second World War vets remembers

Joe King has military in his blood after a long career

Second World War veteran Joe King and Roger Welch of the Maple Ridge Legion. (Special to The News)
Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a young man from Trail who went to war and never came home

Henry Carruthers is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery in Serbia.

Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted
The cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are asking their citizens to honour veterans from home this year. (Black Press image)

Remembrance Day reminder

Ceremonies in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be held virtually this year

The cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are asking their citizens to honour veterans from home this year. (Black Press image)
Jean Davidson with Holy Spirit Anglican Church is asking people not to go to the church to listen to the bells this year. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings, to listen in their yards or a safe place nearby. (Google Maps/Special to The News)

102 bells to ring out in Whonnock for Remembrance Day

Holy Spirit Anglican Church to ring one bell for every year since the end of the First World War

Jean Davidson with Holy Spirit Anglican Church is asking people not to go to the church to listen to the bells this year. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings, to listen in their yards or a safe place nearby. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
A woman lays flowers following Remembrance Day ceremonies at God’s Acre Veteran’s Cemetery in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, November 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

There are plenty of ways to honour Remembrance Day without visiting cenotaphs

Many Legion branches looking to livestreaming and virtual ceremonies amid COVID-19

A woman lays flowers following Remembrance Day ceremonies at God’s Acre Veteran’s Cemetery in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, November 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Korean War veterans Andy Barber, left, and Ron Kirk, raise the Canadian flag at the Halton Naval Veterans Association Burlington, Ont. on Friday November 6, 2020. Barber and Kirk served as in the navy as part of a peacekeeping force immediately following the armistice in July 1953. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

70 years on, Canadian veterans keep memories of ‘forgotten’ Korean War alive

It took till May 1982 before the National War Memorial was rededicated to include the dates of the Korean War

Korean War veterans Andy Barber, left, and Ron Kirk, raise the Canadian flag at the Halton Naval Veterans Association Burlington, Ont. on Friday November 6, 2020. Barber and Kirk served as in the navy as part of a peacekeeping force immediately following the armistice in July 1953. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Julie Mungall places her painted stones at the Brookside veterans cemetery in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 24, 2020. Mungall is commemorating Remembrance Day by painting poppies and other designs on rocks and hiding them around the city, sometimes in plain sight, for people to pick up and take home with them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Most British Columbians are unaware of WWII battles fought on our own shores

Remembrance Day research shows Canadians know more about European WWII battles than attacks closer to home

Julie Mungall places her painted stones at the Brookside veterans cemetery in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 24, 2020. Mungall is commemorating Remembrance Day by painting poppies and other designs on rocks and hiding them around the city, sometimes in plain sight, for people to pick up and take home with them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Peter Dawe salutes his son Capt. Matthew Dawe’s grave in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Capt.Matthew Dawe died in Afghanistan on July 4, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Fewer people plan to attend virtual or in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

The poll found that roughly 71 per cent of respondents will wear a poppy

Peter Dawe salutes his son Capt. Matthew Dawe’s grave in Kingston, Ont., on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Capt.Matthew Dawe died in Afghanistan on July 4, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland asks people to stay safe and remember in place this Remembrance Day. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Mounties ask locals to honour sacrifices by remembering in place

In a very different year, Ridge Meadows RCMP’s leadership team asks people to remember – but safely

Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland asks people to stay safe and remember in place this Remembrance Day. (Special to The News)
Planes fly in formation above a large crowd who gathered to honour the fallen during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Oak Bay, B.C., on Monday, November 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Honouring veterans in a pandemic: COVID-19 put Legions at risk of closure

In many ways, COVID-19 exacerbated issues man Legion branches were already facing

Planes fly in formation above a large crowd who gathered to honour the fallen during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Oak Bay, B.C., on Monday, November 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Flying Officer Howard McNamara (Retired) and Cpl. Anne McNamara (Retired) are shown in Veterans Affairs Canada handout photos. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Courtesy McNamara Family

COVID-19 latest bump in Canada’s long road to Second World War remembrance

Royal Canadian Legion will place a special emphasis on marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII

Flying Officer Howard McNamara (Retired) and Cpl. Anne McNamara (Retired) are shown in Veterans Affairs Canada handout photos. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Courtesy McNamara Family
Paying tribute to family who have served.

Maple Ridge window painted to honour family of soldiers

Paying tribute to those who have served takes on a new look in the midst of COVID

Paying tribute to family who have served.
Lest we forget: A Maple Ridge veteran wants people to use Nov. 11 as intended, as a day of reflection and a time to give thanks to all those who sacrifices for today’s freedoms. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Misspelling and wishes for ‘happy’ Remembrance Day irk local veteran

UPDATE: It’s a day to reflect and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for today’s freedoms

  • Nov 8, 2020
Lest we forget: A Maple Ridge veteran wants people to use Nov. 11 as intended, as a day of reflection and a time to give thanks to all those who sacrifices for today’s freedoms. (Special to Black Press Media)
Residents of Chartwell’s Willow Manor retirement home is marking Remembrance Day by writing letters for soldiers. Bertha Roberts, Joan Williams, and Joyce Richards were among those who put pen to paper for the soldiers. (Special to The News)

Trio of Maple Ridge seniors write letters to soldiers serving in Baghdad

One generation reaches out to another ahead of Remembrance Day to show appreciation

Residents of Chartwell’s Willow Manor retirement home is marking Remembrance Day by writing letters for soldiers. Bertha Roberts, Joan Williams, and Joyce Richards were among those who put pen to paper for the soldiers. (Special to The News)
The 1st LaityView Beaver Scouts, including five-year-old Nolan Rafter, painted poppies on rocks and then places those rocks at the Maple Ridge cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge kids pay tribute to veterans with painted rocks

A local beaver troop met at Memorial Peace Park Thursday to learn about Remembrance Day

The 1st LaityView Beaver Scouts, including five-year-old Nolan Rafter, painted poppies on rocks and then places those rocks at the Maple Ridge cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (Special to The News)
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Fluke find reunites dog tags of late B.C. veteran with family

Family doesn’t know how the tags were lost, but delighted to have them back

(Kelowna RCMP)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Whole Foods reverses poppy ban for workers following heavy criticism

Veteran Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay tweeted that Whole Foods’ policy is ‘absolutely unacceptable’

(Black Press Media file photo)