Submitted: Remembrance Details

Photograph of the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa Canada




Last week, Remembrance Services were held across Canada to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of all Canadian war Veterans.

Based on this special day of remembrance, we received many submissions from many Veterans.

These submissions are provided below for your information and viewing:


Veteran Phil Juby submitted “Morning Glory: Canada’s own WWI war horse” – The novel and stage play War Horse, also a Steven Spielberg film, is the story of a horse from Devon that goes to France during the First World War. There is an equally moving but little known true story about a Canadian horse and her rider who took part in the “war to end all wars.”

That horse, Morning Glory, was shipped to France from Brome County in Quebec’s Eastern Townships in 1915. Her owner was Lt.-Col. George Harold Baker, known to friends and family as Harry. Read more

Veteran Ric Hall submitted “Basil L. Plumley, Veteran of Three Wars, Dies at 92” – Night had fallen as American and North Vietnamese soldiers exchanged sheets of gunfire during Operation Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965. Illumination flares attached to parachutes floated from American aircraft.

One parachute failed to open, and the flare plummeted into stacks of ammunition crates near the command post of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry Regiment, one of several American units engaged in the Vietnam War’s first major battle with North Vietnamese regulars. Read more

Remember Canada’s Peacetime History As Well – Canadians are good at remembrance. In recent decades, Remembrance Day, now Remembrance Week, has become about much more than honouring fallen soldiers. Canadians have also taken time to learn the stories of living veterans and pieced together the histories of the dead in what has almost become a national project.

The Citizen’s front page story “The farmer who went to war,” which ran the day after Remembrance Day, is a perfect example of the renewed Canadian embrace of stories about veterans. The story about John Cawley, who died on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge, was written by reporter Glen McGregor with the help of dozens of readers who researched publicly available information about his life. Cawley was part of a Citizen project that used social media to highlight the names of servicemen and women who died in the line of duty. Read more

Top 10: Canadian War Hero Stories –   Canada has a gallant and proud military history. We have a reputation of being hard-nosed, resilient and innovative, and have made contributions to the victories of the world’s largest and most dangerous conflicts.

While the following list of Canadian war hero stories doesn’t cover even a fraction of all the acts of bravery and courage — by no means are their rankings a caveat of heroism extolled. Here are the war hero stories that every Canadian should be proud of. Check out details

Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Dedication photos – A photographer from Toronto has provided the below link to images from the Dedication ceremony – Check out photographs

Video: Canada’s Most Decorated War Hero Honoured – Check out video

Thousands At Ottawa Memorial For Remembrance Day – Check out video

Veteran Sheldon Boles submitted “The Last Day of World War I