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Grief, gratitude expressed in Kandahar Cenotaph rededication

– There was sadness and grief in the air as military leaders and government officials joined with the loved ones of Canada’s Afghanistan Fallen to rededicate a memorial to their sacrifices, but also a clear message from the people of Afghanistan: it was not in vain.

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Canada’s Indigenous soldiers wove unbreakable wartime code with native languages

– August 9 marks the 37th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The 2019 theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. The clever use of Indigenous languages to create an unbreakable secret code played a vital role in the victory of the Allies in the Second World Wa

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Emotional moment at Juno Beach for 95-year-old Veteran and Battlefield cyclists

– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.

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The Long Road Home for the Kandahar Cenotaph

– It has travelled across a desert, an ocean, all the way across Canada and to the United States en route to its permanent home. The Kandahar Cenotaph, built by soldiers honouring their fallen comrades, is now housed in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall in Ottawa.

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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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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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