On Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., people across Canada and other commonwealth countries will pause for two minutes of silence to commemorate the end of the First World War and honour the lives it took.
The Heritage Minutes creators premiered a new short video based on the highly successful women’s basketball team, the Edmonton Grads.
Morris Polansky worries that Canadians don’t understand the relevance of Remembrance Day.
“I spend a lot of time with the Legion, and we spend a lot of time delivering great bags of poppies to schools,” Polansky said.
Polansky, 95, is a Jewish-Canadian war veteran, who works with the Royal Canadian Legion to distribute poppies to different Toronto schools and subway stations. He is the vice-president of General Wingate Legion, Branch 256, the only Jewish-based branch in the organization.