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The Canadian flag felt heavy as I carried a fellow soldier's coffin. I still feel it 17 years later

Matthew Heneghan was a pallbearer for Cpl. Andrew James Eykelenboom, a Canadian medic who was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2006. That profound moment has stayed with Heneghan 17 years later, reminding him of all that was lost in that war.

Acadian Remembrance Day

Acadian historian Georges Arsenault talks about about Acadian Remembrance Day and its significance



Silver Cross medal awarded to mother of last soldier killed in Afghanistan

Alberta resident Candy Greff, the mother of the last Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan, is this year's National Silver Cross Mother. She remembers her son Byron, who died in October 2011.



Thousands gather to mark 1st Remembrance Day without pandemic restrictions

Thousands of people gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to mark Remembrance Day — the first without COVID-19 restrictions since the pandemic began.

Remembrance Day ceremonies held in B.C. draw those with families touched by war

Ceremonies at cenotaphs around B.C. marked Remembrance Day on Friday, when there was a moment of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

National Remembrance Day ceremony marks 80th anniversary of Dieppe raid

This year's national Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa marks the first time since 2019 that veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members were able to gather in the nation's capital to remember those who lost their lives in service of their country. 



97-year-old WWII veteran shares his thoughts

Alan Earp served as a lieutenant with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the Second World War. The highly decorated veteran sat down with CBC Montreal's Debra Arbec.

Thousands pay tribute as Remembrance Day ceremony returns to Winnipeg convention centre

As the Last Post from a bugler echoed through the hall of the RBC Convention Centre, not a single other sound could be heard as thousands stood silent at Friday's Remembrance Day service in Winnipeg.



In Flanders Fields

Five veterans sat down to share a recitation of the renowned poem for Remembrance Day.

How Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation marked Remembrance Day

Hundreds of people across Thunder Bay spent Friday morning remembering those who lost their lives in service of their country as the nation paused to commemorate Remembrance Day.



A Second World War veteran remembers

Second World War veteran Ron Moyes, 96, reflects on some of his experiences during the war.

Remembrance Day ceremony draws hundreds to Grand Parade in Halifax

Under warm, sunny skies, hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Parade in Halifax on Friday, to remember and honour those who have served in the Canadian military.

100-year-old Moncton woman reminisces on wartime service in England

When Marjorie Sheehan decided to go overseas to volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross during the Second World War, she knew her mother wouldn’t be happy.

Mary Riter Hamilton, Canada's 1st female battlefield artist, helped the country 'grieve mass loss'

In 1919, Canadian artist Mary Riter Hamilton embarked on a solo mission to paint the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. A century later, documentary maker Alisa Siegel speaks to the artist's biographer, historians, and art historians to resuscitate Mary Riter Hamilton's art, life, and legacy.



National War Memorial in Ottawa explained

The CBC's Rosemary Barton explains the history and symbolism behind the National War Memorial in Ottawa.



Ontario student reads Remembrance Day poem

Zachary Lou, a student at the Academy for Gifted Children in Richmond Hill, Ont., reads the Remembrance Day poem for which he won second place in the 2021 poetry contest held by the Royal Canadian Legion - Ontario Command.

'She didn't hesitate': The untold story behind a Black Canadian woman's wartime portrait

Thousands of people have seen it over the past 70-plus years: a dramatic oil portrait from 1946 of a Black Canadian woman in a military uniform, standing behind a canteen counter. But almost no one knows her story.

Cobalt Veterans Cemetery to be lit up for Remembrance Day

Most cities and towns in northeastern Ontario will hold Remembrance Day services on Friday morning, but at the Cobalt Veterans Cemetery, honouring those who who served will take place by candlelight. 

Military mementoes given away as generations age, lose connection with those who served

Connections are being lost and memories dissolving with years and successive generations, as a sentimental tradition reaches the end of a path for many families of military veterans.

Do you know these 6 N.B. soldiers? Why a history group wants photos for an Italian cemetery

Last year in Sicily, some cemetery gardeners went to work and found themselves on the verge of tears. For the first time, they saw photographs to match the graves they had tended for years.

Bugle played at Vimy Ridge will be heard in London on Remembrance Day

When David Cunningham of London, Ont., plays the famous The Last Post on his bugle every Remembrance Day, he's flooded with memories of his grandfather who played the instrument while serving in the First World War. 
First Person

My son died by suicide a year ago. Some of my closest friends have never acknowledged it

Andy Griffin’s son died by suicide. As he struggles to come to terms with Ryan’s decision, he realizes so few people know what to say to him about his son’s death.

Remembrance Day in Quebec City: Retired Naval commander Charles-André Nadeau

Charles Andre Nadeau, Quebec City resident and retired Naval commander, along with a group of retired military veterans, worked to add a new inscription to the historic war memorial on the Plains of Abraham.

How the Canadian navy’s efforts in the Atlantic helped defeat Nazi Germany

Historian Ted Barris explores how the Canadian navy’s efforts in the Atlantic were vital to defeating Nazi Germany in the Second World War, in his new book Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory.

On this Remembrance Day, we look back 80 years to a miner's strike in Kirkland Lake during WWII

Today is Remembrance Day. And it comes at the end of a week when collective bargaining and workers' rights were top of mind. We have a story that combines those two things... how striking northern Ontario miners during world war 2 changed the course of organized labour in this country.