Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations for this upcoming Remembrance Day will be different from previous years
P.J. O’Neill has a strong sense of when Canada became a nation.
“Canada has never been conquered,” he said. “We’ve never had foreign enemies on our (soil).”
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, members of the Todmorden Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France. In April 1917, the Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge, then occupied by the German Army.
It’s rush hour. Amid the buzz of conversation and crush of passersby at Scarborough Town Centre, Sarah MacIntosh sits at a table adorned with red poppies. “My father belonged to the army. He was… in World War II and I just carry on his legacy,” she said.
Remembrance Day is one of the few days each year that we take time out of our busy lives and appreciate the past. Here in the GTA, there are many different memorials that serve as a permanent reminders to those who paid the ultimate price.