Remembrance Day

Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest, which will be held at the cenotaph in downtown Victoria at the legislative grounds. (Black Press file photo)

Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Greater Victoria

Most ceremonies start at 10:50 on Sunday, Nov. 11

Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest, which will be held at the cenotaph in downtown Victoria at the legislative grounds. (Black Press file photo)
Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds

Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds

Russ Hudson never met his father

Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds
Soldier’s letter tells of gassing, accepting ‘ultimate sacrifice’ during First World War
Soldier’s letter tells of gassing, accepting ‘ultimate sacrifice’ during First World War
Church of the Advent joins Bells of Peace ceremony

Church of the Advent joins Bells of Peace ceremony

Bells will ring across the country 100 times on Nov. 11

  • Nov 9, 2018
Church of the Advent joins Bells of Peace ceremony
BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, as well as encouraging drivers to stop their buses, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m (File photo)

Free transit service for military personnel on Remembrance Day

BC Transit is offering free bus services across Greater Victoria

BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, as well as encouraging drivers to stop their buses, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m (File photo)
Trevor Anderson served as a radio operator in the Second World War, and worked with Americans aboard a B-25 bomber which crashed into the ocean. Anderson secretly took photos throughout the war to combat the censorship he saw around him. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

98-year-old Victoria veteran shot from the air, took secret photos, and sought adventure

Trevor Anderson survived 55 bombing missions when most Air Force recruits couldn’t get to 30

Trevor Anderson served as a radio operator in the Second World War, and worked with Americans aboard a B-25 bomber which crashed into the ocean. Anderson secretly took photos throughout the war to combat the censorship he saw around him. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)

Remembering Northern B.C.’s Flying Tigers

The legend of World War Two pilots Albert and Cedric Mah, as told by their daughters

World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)
Simon Low, Grade 6, reflects on a veteran’s headstone in God’s Acre Cemetery after placing a poppy during the Rockheights Middle School “No Stone Left Alone” campaign. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt students place poppies at graves of Canadian veterans

Rockheights Middle School students took part in the ‘No Stone Left Alone’ program

Simon Low, Grade 6, reflects on a veteran’s headstone in God’s Acre Cemetery after placing a poppy during the Rockheights Middle School “No Stone Left Alone” campaign. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’

District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’

The performance follows the story of a young soldier

  • Nov 1, 2018
District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’
Students from Wishart Elementary School joined representatives from the City of Colwood, staff and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 at City Hall on Friday for the launch of the 2018 poppy campaigns. Students had some thoughtful questions for the veterans, asking how old they were when they joined the military, what it was like to be in the war, and whether they had been affected by PTSD. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Annual poppy campaign kicks off Friday

Langford Mayor Stew Young receives first poppy, urges residents to support the cause

Students from Wishart Elementary School joined representatives from the City of Colwood, staff and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 at City Hall on Friday for the launch of the 2018 poppy campaigns. Students had some thoughtful questions for the veterans, asking how old they were when they joined the military, what it was like to be in the war, and whether they had been affected by PTSD. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion seeks poppy campaign volunteers

Langford Legion president targets $100,000 raised by poppies

  • Oct 24, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)
Sentries surrounded by wreaths stand silently at the cenotaph in Victoria on the legislature grounds during the 2017 Remembrance Day service. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Remembrance Day service in Victoria features messages of peace and love

Legion veterans’ colour party applauded by large crowd

Sentries surrounded by wreaths stand silently at the cenotaph in Victoria on the legislature grounds during the 2017 Remembrance Day service. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Cockrell House director Angus Stanfield and resident manager Rick Nicholson would like to see the federal government provide more funding to deal with the issue of homeless veterans. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Cockrell House a place for homeless veterans

Volunteers and donations make a difference

  • Nov 11, 2017
Cockrell House director Angus Stanfield and resident manager Rick Nicholson would like to see the federal government provide more funding to deal with the issue of homeless veterans. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Hundreds of people gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford for Remembrance Day. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Remembrance Day at Veterans Memorial Park

Hundreds gathered to remember those who fought and those who still fight for freedom

Hundreds of people gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford for Remembrance Day. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

Honorary Col. David Lloyd Hart still remembers every detail of the bloody and chaotic scene in 1942

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe
Volunteer Alan Muir stands outside the Western Foods on Goldstream Avenue receiving donations for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91’s annual poppy campaign. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Legion poppy donations benefit more than veterans

Donations collected go directly back into the community

Volunteer Alan Muir stands outside the Western Foods on Goldstream Avenue receiving donations for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91’s annual poppy campaign. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Not just an old boys club anymore

Not just an old boys club anymore

Langford Legion open to all, not just veterans and families

Not just an old boys club anymore
Over the top. Vimy Ridge, France. (Vimy Foundation)

Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 100 years later

Local and international monuments stand as a year-round reminder

  • Nov 10, 2017
Over the top. Vimy Ridge, France. (Vimy Foundation)
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony

EDITORIAL: Many opportunities to learn more about veterans’ experiences

Connecting with those who have served a good way to build understanding

  • Nov 10, 2017
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony
Langford resident Bob Szpak finds himself reading about conflicts and wars since he served in Afghanistan in 2008. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Remembrance Day brings back memories for Langford veteran

Deeper understanding of parents’ struggles appreiciated

  • Nov 10, 2017
Langford resident Bob Szpak finds himself reading about conflicts and wars since he served in Afghanistan in 2008. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)