HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.

remembrance day 2014

In honour of Remembrance Day, we asked people on the street in Toronto to tell us about the family members they were thinking
When you remember our veterans today, don't think of the glorification of war. Instead, think of the men and women who lost their lives, lost their limbs, lost their souls, so that you can stand here today, freely, without fear of recourse for your words.
Taking this time to reflect on the dedication of our armed forces is not the same as blindly supporting war. Remembrance Day is really about being present to the experiences of those who sacrificed their mental and emotional well-being in the name of our country. It's about expressing gratitude to those who gave up their dreams so that the rest of us can pursue ours. After all, while the poppy historically symbolizes the blood of fallen soldiers, it also represents a flower that was able to grow in land too infertile for much else; transforming from a mere community of poppy seeds while simultaneously converting the land into fertile and beautiful possibility.
On this day, when we honour those who have fought for our country and our freedom, it's hard to find the words to express
There are cemeteries, burial plots, museums, and memorials all over the world that honour our Canadian Forces. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can pay your respects on November 11 or any day of the year.
HuffPost Canada is dedicating its front page this Remembrance Day to the men and women who have served Canada in uniform
From Irene Richard My grandfather Edmond Felix Richard signed up on April 23, 1915 in Chatham, N.B.. He fought on the western
(Image via Collections Canada) Others have stressed that there is more to do than carry a gun during wartime. Follow Us On
A piper from the Royal Canadian Air Force Band stands at the Canadian memorial in Vimy, France, in 1912. Image via Getty
The lady who bawled me out at the grocery store made me think of my Papa. Remembrance Day was the biggest day of the year for him. In addition to marking the end of the worst nightmare in history, November 11 was his birthday and his wedding anniversary. When my Papa was alive he really looked forward to marching in the Remembrance Day parade.
Moving forward, we must never forget that we have the power to keep the peace, with every act, however great or small, and to shape Ottawa -- and the rest of the world -- now and for future generations.
A record-breaking number of poppy sales has led to a potential poppy shortage in Canada. With four days to go until Remembrance
They're hidden in dusty drawers or tucked away in attics: mementos by which we remember the service of our loved ones. Maybe