Remembrance Day

A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)

Threat of violence directed at Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony location changed after threat that “somebody might get killed” if United Nations flag flown

 

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

 

The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021

 

Emil Eckstadt and Denise Van Mentz, photographed on their wedding day in London, England, on Feb. 4, 1946. (Contributed)

Remembrance Day: Family grateful for father’s service in Second World War

Salmon Arm’s Roselyn Phare shares memories of father Emil Eckstadt

  • Nov 11, 2021
Emil Eckstadt and Denise Van Mentz, photographed on their wedding day in London, England, on Feb. 4, 1946. (Contributed)
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)
Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple marks 65th anniversary on Remembrance Day

Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956, in Trieste, Italy

Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)
Pte. Walter Collingwood

Remembrance Day: North Battleford man ‘pays the supreme sacrifice’

Salmon Arm’s Laureen McKay shares photo, news clippings of great uncle, Walter Collingwood.

  • Nov 11, 2021
Pte. Walter Collingwood
Denis Marshall writes, “Roy Johnny donned a Canadian army uniform for service during the Korean War period.” Image courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

History in pictures: In uniform

Roy Johnny in uniform for service during the Korean War

  • Nov 11, 2021
Denis Marshall writes, “Roy Johnny donned a Canadian army uniform for service during the Korean War period.” Image courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.

Oyama and the First World War

Story supplied by the Lake Country Cultural and Heritage Society

  • Nov 11, 2021
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.
Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The accounts of past wars must not be trivialized or downplayed

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)
Denis Marshall writes, “A soldier’s last look at his Shuswap home. August Saul (right) was killed in the Italian campaign during World War II, along with another member of the Adams Lake Band, cousin Charlie Leon Kenoras. During embarkation leave, Private Saul got together with his friends Basil Allen, and Chuck Williams, who later enlisted in the Canadian armed forces.” Photograph courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Denis Marshall writes, “A soldier’s last look at his Shuswap home. August Saul (right) was killed in the Italian campaign during World War II, along with another member of the Adams Lake Band, cousin Charlie Leon Kenoras. During embarkation leave, Private Saul got together with his friends Basil Allen, and Chuck Williams, who later enlisted in the Canadian armed forces.” Photograph courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

History in pictures: Last look home

August Saul was killed in the Italian campaign in the Second World War

  • Nov 11, 2021
Denis Marshall writes, “A soldier’s last look at his Shuswap home. August Saul (right) was killed in the Italian campaign during World War II, along with another member of the Adams Lake Band, cousin Charlie Leon Kenoras. During embarkation leave, Private Saul got together with his friends Basil Allen, and Chuck Williams, who later enlisted in the Canadian armed forces.” Photograph courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Denis Marshall writes, “A soldier’s last look at his Shuswap home. August Saul (right) was killed in the Italian campaign during World War II, along with another member of the Adams Lake Band, cousin Charlie Leon Kenoras. During embarkation leave, Private Saul got together with his friends Basil Allen, and Chuck Williams, who later enlisted in the Canadian armed forces.” Photograph courtesy Chuck Williams and the Denis Marshall Collection, Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)

LETTER: Remembering the forgotten

A salute to all Vernon seamen who went lost at sea

  • Nov 11, 2021
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Remembrance Day ceremony, Nov. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Remembrance Day in photos: Salmon Arm pays tribute

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 hosts modified ceremony

  • Nov 11, 2021
Salmon Arm Remembrance Day ceremony, Nov. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A famous picture from the Second World War has a Summerland connection. The photographer was Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer Claud Dettloff. (Contributed)

Famous war photo has connection to British Columbia

1940 photograph was taken at New Westminster CPR docks

A famous picture from the Second World War has a Summerland connection. The photographer was Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer Claud Dettloff. (Contributed)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon remembers

Hundreds of residents show up to pay their respects and lay poppies throughout the day

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Pfc. Loren Rasplica, 1944

Remembrance Day: Letter from overseas offers reassurance

Donna Rasplica of Salmon Arm shares letter written by father Loren Rasplica

  • Nov 11, 2021
Pfc. Loren Rasplica, 1944
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians welcomed to attend Remembrance ceremonies, told to wear masks and distance

Some restrictions and changes will nonetheless remain in place as COVID-19 continues to pose a threat

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremonies limited

Public urged to take a moment of silence, in their own space, and display poppies

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)