Remembrance Day

The Remembrance Day ceremony at Vernon's Cenotaph Park was limited but still drew crowds on the streets. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

LETTER: Vernon man remembers war debt

‘We didn’t have these taxes before the First World War’

 

A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)

Threat of violence directed at Lake Country Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony location changed after threat that “somebody might get killed” if United Nations flag flown

 

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

 

The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Mike Nowasad, dispatch rider, Second World War,

PHOTOS: Vernon’s veterans

As featured in the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day edition of the newspaper

Mike Nowasad, dispatch rider, Second World War,
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)
Victor J. B. Normandeau
Second World War, Leading Aircraftman, Royal Canadian Air Force 
Length of service, Dec. 18, 1941 to July 09, 1946

Boy’s poem honours great-grandfather’s war service

Victor Normandeau served in the Second World War with the Air Force

Victor J. B. Normandeau
Second World War, Leading Aircraftman, Royal Canadian Air Force 
Length of service, Dec. 18, 1941 to July 09, 1946
Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)

Vernon couple marks 65th anniversary on Remembrance Day

It’s easy to remember. A Remembrance Day anniversary. Vernon couple Emilio and…

Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.

Oyama and the First World War

Story supplied by the Lake Country Cultural and Heritage Society

  • Nov 11, 2021
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.
Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The accounts of past wars must not be trivialized or downplayed

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)
A famous picture from the Second World War has a Summerland connection. The photographer was Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer Claud Dettloff. (Contributed)

Famous war photo has connection to British Columbia

1940 photograph was taken at New Westminster CPR docks

A famous picture from the Second World War has a Summerland connection. The photographer was Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer Claud Dettloff. (Contributed)
The Remembrance Day ceremony at Vernon’s Cenotaph Park was limited but still drew crowds on the streets. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon remembers

Hundreds of residents show up to pay their respects and lay poppies throughout the day

The Remembrance Day ceremony at Vernon’s Cenotaph Park was limited but still drew crowds on the streets. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians welcomed to attend Remembrance ceremonies, told to wear masks and distance

Some restrictions and changes will nonetheless remain in place as COVID-19 continues to pose a threat

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Morning Start: More than 2,200 people helped form the largest human poppy

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

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Mah Yick stands outside his hand laundry on Hudson Avenue in Salmon Arm. (Photo courtesy of Salmon Arm Museum and Archives)

Tough start in Salmon Arm leads to groundbreaking military career

Mary Laura Wong was the daughter of Mah Yick, who ran a hand laundry in Salmon Arm on Hudson Avenue

Mah Yick stands outside his hand laundry on Hudson Avenue in Salmon Arm. (Photo courtesy of Salmon Arm Museum and Archives)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremonies limited

Public urged to take a moment of silence, in their own space, and display poppies

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government will hire more staff to address veterans’ backlog, caseloads: minister

Announcement made in the wake of 5-part Canadian Press series on veteran’s issues

Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld