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Tag: Veterans – Veterans

Quilts’ stitching details care, support for service personnel

– The national Quilts of Valour program pairs Canadian Armed Forces veterans with handmade quilts from groups throughout Canada.

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DT News: the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup and another special upcoming commemoration

– This year marks the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup, a Canadian Hockey League trophy dedicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Armed Forces members.

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Decorated soldier and global health pioneer linked to the World Health Organization honoured

– A decorated soldier and Canadian Major-General, psychiatrist, and world health pioneer instrumental in the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the late G. Brock Chisholm, MD was honoured by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Juno Beach on D-Day – Operation Overlord

– One of the most famous events of the Second World War took place on June 6, 1944, when some 14,000 Canadian soldiers came ashore at Juno Beach on D-Day as part of Operation Overlord. This June will mark the 75th anniversary of the massive Allied landings in Normandy, France that signalled the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe.

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D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

– This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War. Some 14,000 Canadian soldiers came ashore at Juno Beach in occupied France on June 6, 1944—a date now known to history as D-Day.

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A licence plate for veterans: honouring the duty to remember

– On April 12, the new veterans’ licence plate was unveiled by Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel at the Quebec Garrison Club.

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The RCAF and the Battle of the Atlantic

– The Battle of the Atlantic was the largest and longest campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force was a key partner in winning the battle.

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NHL All-Star Weekend a healing experience for first Canadian soldier honoured at event

– San Jose, California — Master Corporal Stephen Giza, a Regular Force Canadian Army member and combat veteran, is now the first Canadian soldier to be honoured as part of the NHL All-Star Weekend, the latest edition of which took place January 25-27, 2019 in San Jose, California.

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Soldier On: Soldiers find healing with the Ottawa Senators

– Since 2016, the Ottawa Senators have supported Soldier On participants in rediscovering their passion for the game. Each winter, in the nation’s capital, members of the Ottawa Senators Alumni lace up their skates to train and play with a team of Soldier On participants.

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Second World War Navy veteran recalls wartime service

– Hedley Whitfield Lake grew up in Fortune, Newfoundland. After the war broke out, he was recruited as part of the 10th contingent of Newfoundlanders destined for service in the Royal Navy (RN). He signed up on July 28, 1940. Lake sailed for 21 days in a convoy to England where he landed in South Hampton, and was assigned to HMS Ganges for training…

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