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Flanders Fields – Veterans Tribute

In Flanders Fields was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918).  The poem was inspired by the following story.  During the Second Battle of Ypres a Canadian officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on May 2nd, 1915 in the gun positions near Ypres. A German artillery shell landed near him.
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Operation Sky Shield

Following the September 11 attacks in New York, you will remember that all civilian air traffic in the US and Canada was halted.  All planes en route to the US were diverted (mostly to Canada) and the skies were clear for a several days.  At the time, commentators talked about
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The George Cross and Canadians

The George Cross was instituted to recognize extreme bravery and heroism in the face of extreme danger.  The award was not limited to military persons (see this link) but there were five Canadian military men who did stand out as deserving.The RCAF's first George Cross was awarded in November 1941,
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The Devils Brigade, First Special Service Force

Properly designated as the 1st Special Service Force The Devils Brigade was a joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit trained at Fort Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. The volunteers for the 1600 man force consisted primarily of enlisted men recruited by advertising at Army posts, stating that
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Fenian Invasions

People generally associate the Irish homeland issue with England.  Did you know that in 1866, the issue spilled over into Canada?  The roots of the Fenian go back to the mid 18th century Ireland.  For almost a hundred years the Irish, living under British rule, lived in poverty.  While the
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