A Day Of Remembrance
A Day of Remembrance: At cenotaphs throughout the Maritimes, veterans of Canada's wars past and present were joined by throngs of men and women, Girl Guide and Brownie troops, cadets, and young children holding their parents hands. The CBC's Jack Julian took us to the service at the Cenotaph at the Grand parade in Halifax
We Were Freedom: More than one million Canadian men and women saw service in the Second World War. When they returned home, some kept their stories and their memories of horror and heartbreak to themselves. But many others were collected by the Historica-Dominion Institute, and have now been published in a collection called "We Were Freedom: Canadian Stories of the Second World War." We spoke with the President of the Institute, Andrew Cohen.
They Die Like Children: Romeo Dallaire is one of Canada's most respected soldiers and human rights activists. In 1994, as head of a vastly inadequate UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda, he witnessed man's capacity to inflict horror and pain. His account of that genocide in his book, "Shake Hands with the Devil", earned him international recognition, and a Governor General's Award. Retired Lieutenant General, and now Canadian Senator, Romeo Dallaire doesn't hide the fact he remains deeply troubled by his inability to prevent the killings in Rwanda. But through that suffering, he has found a new focus, drawing the world's attention to the use of children, as soldiers in theatres of war throughout the world. His new book is called "They Fight like Soldiers, They Die like Children."
On the Phone In : Our guest was Major (Rtd) Tim Dunn, who spent 37 years with the Canadian Armed Forces in a career that took him on peacekeeping missions around the world. We asked you, as you pause to reflect on this day, who do you remember?
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