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Remembrance Day 2010

We Honour those who have served

How Do We Remember? On November 11, especially, but also throughout the year, we have the opportunity to remember the efforts of these special Canadians. In remembering, we pay homage to those who respond to their country’s needs. On November 11, we pause for two minutes of silent tribute, and we attend commemorative ceremonies in memory of our war dead. In Canada, traditionally the poppies which we wear were made by disabled Veterans. They are reminders of those who died while fighting for peace: we wear them as reminders of the horrors of conflict and the preciousness of the peace they fought hard to achieve. The two minutes of silence provide another significant way of remembering wartime while thinking of peace. Two minutes are scarcely enough time for thought and reflection. As we pause and bow our heads, we remember those brave men and women who courageously volunteered for the cause of freedom and peace.

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Colin Hansen

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Moira Stilwell

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The important thing for all of us to remember is that they fought to preserve a way of life, Canadian values, and the freedom we enjoy today and often take for granted. Remember that the silence is to honour their sacrifice and memory. Info. courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada.

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On November 11th

we give thanks and prayers to our fallen and surviving comrades

“Lest We Forget” At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. New Chelsea Society

101 - 3640 Victoria Drive • 604.874.6255 • Email: Providing affordable housing for veterans, seniors, families and persons with disabilities for over 50 years.

Sgt. Pier Dal Magro C.D. The British Columbia Regiment (The Dukes)

Academic, Sportsman, raconteur, man about town, warrior, proud Canadian Pier travelled to France to proudly represent his Regiment at the 90TH anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, to walk amongst the hundreds of fallen “Dukes”. He lost his battle and passed with dignity and honour, and now walks with his Fallen comrades. Up The Dukes!

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Remembrance Day

Common Humanity

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

extracts from The Path To Peace, A Community Storybook Stories from the Seniors and Veterans of our Community. Edited by Lizanne Fisher

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Europe WWII There is no love like the love between men who have been in action together. We saw each other under the worst circumstances. We shared a special bond. Front line soldiers of both sides, Allies and Germans, respected each other. We were all in the same boat. When the skirmish is over and you raise your hands in surrender, the victor didn’t shoot. BM Europe WWII I found the people who in the cities lived like people anywhere, getting by the best way they could. The people

out in the country were down to earth and more simple and much easier to get along with. SM

Italy WWII I remember Italy. We were slowly working out way up Italy in convoy and there were civilians walking down the road the other way trying to get out of the war zone. The thought went through my mind if only everybody at home could see this. It was terrible. These people had lost everything and they were just normal human beings. SM This photo shows the late Bill Doyle standing next to his Hurricane fighter plane in 1945, when he was 25. Bill crash landed three times. He was often asked why he did not bail out and use his parachute. “I am afraid of heights,” he said.

Hon. Hedy Fry Member of Parliament

Bill was a regular visitor to the Point Grey Branch 142 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Vancouver Centre


Lest we Forget Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, P.C.,Q.C. Member of Parliament Vancouver South 6408 Fraser St. Vancouver, B.C., V5W 3A4 Tel: 604-775-5323 Fax: 604-775-5420

We Will Remember Them

Libby Davies M.P. for Vancouver East 2412 Main Street, V5T 3E2 Phone: 604.775.5800 Email:

Don Davies

M.P. for Vancouver Kingsway 2951 Kingsway Ave, V5R 5J4 Phone: 604.775.6263 Email:

Remembrance Day

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Remembering and honouring those who fought for all of us.

REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS Visit your local Legion for pipers, memories and camaraderie. The following events are free and open to veterans and the general public. All events take place on Thursday, Nov. 11th.

Annual Remembrance Day Service Lest we forget. Take part in Vancouver’s annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Victory Square, corner of Hastings and Cambie, on Nov. 11 at 10 am. Deputy Chief Constable Adam Palmer and Mayor Robertson will lay a wreath on behalf of the City. As a special tribute to our veterans, the Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza will be lit between 8:25 am and 8:55 am. Memorial Park South East 41st Avenue and Prince Albert Street.Ceremony begins 10:30 am. March to cenotaph at 10:15 from John Oliver SS. Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 16. Grandview Park Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion #179 at 11 am located at Commercial and Cotton Drives. A march to the cenotaph begins

at 10:35 am from Napier Street and Commercial Drive. Stanley Park Gather at 10:40 am Sponsored by the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Committee at the Japanese Monument near the Stanley Park Pavilion. Victory Square Gather at 10:30 am. Major representation by civic officials at 11 am at Cambie and Hastings Streets. A colourful parade precedes the event.

Special Events: Remembrance Day Run – This one-lap cross-country classic meanders through the balmy trails of the park and takes place at 11:01 am at Brockton Oval, Stanley Park. For details and entry form, go to, or register online at www.runningroom. com by Nov. 9. Legions and military units are abuzz with activity. Grandview Legion #179 has a service and wreath-laying at Brittania Courtyard. Call Henry at 604-8799504 for details. Also join in at the Army, Navy and Air Force Unit #26 on East 20th. Call 604-324-9025 for the scoop.


Shane Simpson, MLA

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A Good Read

An initiative of The HistoricaDominion Institute, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is creating an unprecedented record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War as seen through the eyes of thousands of men and women who were there. It is providing every living Canadian Second World War veteran with the opportunity to preserve their memories through recorded interviews and digitized memorabilia. Their stories are available at www. To share your story of Second World War service and sacrifice for posterity, call 1-866-701-1867.

Ray Moore

Murdered 08/06/44 North Nova Scotia Highlanders On June 8/1944 Ray was one of eighteen Canadian POW's executed by the 12th SS at the Abbaya d" Ardenne. Hands bound behind their back, forced to kneel and shot in the back of the head. Not forgotten.

Ken Moore

Killed in action 17/09/44 North Nova Scotia Highlanders A call to arms is heeded. A boy becomes a man Far from a prairie sky you're buried, On foreign shores you lie Homeward bound, but never home.

Remembrance Day at St. Philip’s Church 9.30am to noon. Walk the Labyrinth Join us for a quiet time of meditation and personal prayer. Our labyrinth is a full sized replica of the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth. Families welcome. 11.00am. Remembrance Day Eucharist 7.30pm. Music for Remembrance. Music by Mozart, Howells, Lang. Poetry by Wilfred Owen. St. Philip’s Choir, Michael Murray, Director

St. Philip’s Anglican Church. 3737 West 27 Ave., Vancouver. 604 224 3238.

LEST WE FORGET “Only those who have experienced war know the true meaning of peace.”

After the Cenotaph Service on November 11th Join us at the "Billy". Everyone Welcome. Billy Bishop Branch #176 1407 Laburnum Street Vancouver 604-738-4142

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