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Former Prisoner of War recalls the Fall of Hong Kong on Christmas Day, 1941

– Victoria, British Columbia — Seventy-six Remembrance Days have passed since Signaler (Retired) Horace “Gerry” Gerrard fought for Canada in the Battle of Hong Kong. But the memories remain.

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The Vimy Ridge Gun: Restoring a Part of Canada’s History

– St Catharines, Ontario — The Vimy Ridge Gun is a captured German howitzer. Volunteers and donors from the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Foundation have worked since 2009 to restore this piece of Canadian history.

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Bringing closure and a final resting place, a century later

– Ottawa, Ontario — From 2002 to 2011, it became a familiar sight to witness hundreds of people lining the overpasses along the Highway of Heroes, located between Trenton and Toronto.

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From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

– Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium.

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A devotion to peace: the Suez Crisis

– Ottawa, Ontario — While Canada’s role in international peacekeeping missions has been reduced since the start of the Afghanistan mission in 2001, Canadians can continue to take pride in our instrumental role in the very first major United Nations peacekeeping effort.

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Artist explores her own ‘Journey to Remembrance’

– Longview, Alberta — In childhood, the closest Alberta-based artist Deanna Lavoie ever got to the military was watching her brothers play soldier.

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Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ members honoured

– Dawson Creek, British Columbia — It was a small force: just 1,800 men…

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Indigenous veterans call ancestors back to Vimy

– Christian Island, Ontario — It was cold when the Battle for Vimy Ridge got underway in April 9, 1917. The 20,000 Canadians who marched forward at 5:30 a.m. to claim the position from German forces did so through sleet and snow.

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Dieppe Raid a victory delayed

– This year marks 75 years since a largely Canadian force, drawn from 2nd Canadian Division, suffered heavy casualties landing on the beaches near Dieppe, France.

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