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76 Communications Regiment marks Remembrance Day at Algonquin College

– On November 9, 2018, members of 76 Communication Regiment attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at Algonquin College in Ottawa, alongside Regimental Honorary Colonel Mr. Jim Kyte, Honorary Veteran Captain (Ret) David Carty, and members of The School of Military Mapping.

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The hero around the corner

– The famed Dambusters Raid took place 75 years ago. Lewis Johnstone Burpee, one of those who died on the raid, was from a neighbourhood called the Glebe in Ottawa and a graduate of nearby Lisgar Collegiate Institute. Author Dave O’Malley, who lives and works in the same neighbourhood, ponders Lewis’ life and death.

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Puppets and stories help military members connect with children

– Several years ago, while posted in Winnipeg with 38 Brigade, Major Donna Riguidel needed some help communicating with young children, and sharing stories about the Canadian Armed Forces. She took a chance on puppets, and was amazed at how effective two small, uniformed puppets could be.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog: Remembrance Day

– Today is the day where we pay homage to our veterans, the men and women who protected Canada through two Great Wars, the Korean Conflict and, of course, the more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Winnipeg mom named Silver Cross Mother

– Anita Cenerini of Winnipeg was named Canada’s National Silver Cross Mother on November 1, the first Silver Cross Mother whose son died of suicide directly related to his military service. On the day she was named Silver Cross Mother, she brought a message of hope, understanding, dignity and compassion in a presentation at the Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre at 17 Wing.

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An ace and a fighter

– Wing Commander James “Stocky” Edwards, 97, has been a take-charge kind of guy since he served in the Desert Air Force during the Second World War.

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Profile of Courage: Remembering a soft-spoken farm boy from Alberta

– We remember Flight Lieutenant Harlo “Terry” Taerum, a Lancaster navigator during the famous Dambusters Raid of May 16/17, 1943.

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Remembrance Day Sentry Program members visit Parliament Hill

– Six Canadian Armed Forces members and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, all selected from across the country, are in Ottawa this week to play important roles during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, as part of the annual Remembrance Day Sentry Program.

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Annual Poppy Drop returns to remember Canada’s fallen

– Every evening until Remembrance Day virtual poppies will be raining down the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill to remember those who gave their all for Canada.

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New Highway of Heroes Memorial unveiled in Kingston

– On October 28, Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, General (retired) Walter Natynczyk, unveiled a new Highway of Heroes Adoption Memorial during the Nations Heroes Hockey Night in Kingston.

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