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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:02 AM

What's the plan for this year's Remembrance Day? I'm trying to find info on a ceremony at the legislature but I'm drawing a blank.


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#2 Langford Rat

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:47 AM

Strange that there doesn't seem to be any mention of it out there. We always go to the one at the Esquimalt Cenotaph. The vets march down from the Admirals Road Legion to the Cenotaph at about 10:45 and the service begins at 11:00. It's very well attended and I'm always gratified to see so many young families there paying their respect.


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#3 Bingo

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

We already have a thread for this.

http://vibrantvictor...e-2?hl=November

 

I think the information below is the same as last year.

If you want to see the short parade beginning at the corner of Belleville and Government go sooner.

 

Remembrance at the Cenotaph begins at 10:00 am - Carillon Concert 11:45 - 12:30

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:22 PM

I've noticed a few different variations of the poppy this year, but only on TV so I haven't been able to get a good look.   I 've seen a few people wearing poppies that appear to have a rectangular centre. There was a story on Global tonight about a Korean War who had his stolen scooter replaced by a good Samaritan. His poppy had something different going on in the middle and then an RCMP spokesperson came on sporting a poppy that looked like it had the mountie emblem in the centre. It looked like a smaller version of their collar badge holding the poppy on. I know the Legion considers any alterations to the poppy to be defacement of a sacred symbol , so I'm pretty sure they are not "official". I'm surprised I haven't heard any hulla baloo about this. A quick Google search didn't come up with any articles or photos. Does anyone have any info, or do I just need a bigger, better TV....or glasses?



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:55 PM

Poppy protocol:

http://www.thestar.c...brance-day.html

 

I prefer to use the Canadian flag pin. I poke myself too many times with the normal one, and have poked my little one once too.



#6 Bingo

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 06:24 AM

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

 

The poem was written by a Canadian—John McCrae, a doctor and teacher,

who served in both the South African War and the First World War.



#7 Mike K.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:44 AM

Poppy protocol:
http://www.thestar.c...brance-day.html

I prefer to use the Canadian flag pin. I poke myself too many times with the normal one, and have poked my little one once too.


It's 2015 and we're still using those silly pins. Would it be that hard to innovate a little?

Btw, Legions fund their operations virtually entirely through poppy sales and member dues.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:28 PM

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#9 johnk

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

My father and my sister, England 1940.316679_10150357949262400_2091276265_n.jpg
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#10 johnk

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

My late father-in-law, Italian campaign 1943.
Thank you, Harold.

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#11 AllseeingEye

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:27 PM

Always think of my grandfather this day above all others; a WWI vet, Royal Horse Artillery, wounded twice, mentioned in dispatches twice, he saw action in the most awful of places including Ypres, the Somme and Passchendaele. He passed in 1984, a month shy of 90. Miss him terribly. An amazing generation and heroes, all of them, no matter which side they were on. Remembering our veterans is the very least we can do to honor their memory and sacrifice.


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#12 RFS

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

Great uncle Cecil. Edit: Died at Mount sorrel

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#13 LJ

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

My grandfather fought in WW1 as well. He was on the other team however.

My father fought in WW2 on our side.


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#14 On the Level

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:24 PM

I came across a trunk of these items from my ancestors....had no idea since my family never spoke of it.

 

Both my grandmother's brothers.....here is the first

 

He dies 100 years ago tomorrow.

 

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And the second....died Feb 1916

 

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#15 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:51 PM

My stepdad's father was in the First World War and brought back a bunch of souvenir postcards. One is for war bonds but the Continental one with the rhinos is a mystery to me.

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#16 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:59 PM

Google translate says the monkey's sign says "I break with success" and the rhino says something like "protective ditch digger" I guess it's a tire ad that shows how tires support the troops.

Edit: I should mention he fought for the Canadian side!

Edited by Rob Randall, 12 November 2017 - 02:02 PM.

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#17 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

And just to reiterate, Continental is a German tire manufacturer.


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#18 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

Yes, I have Continentals on my bikes. Good enough for the Kaiser, good enough for me!
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#19 Bingo

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:38 PM

The first continental kit?

 

First Lincoln Continental prototype, January 1939. Photo courtesy The Henry Ford.

 

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Like he did with the first prototype, Gregorie based the second on a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr convertible sedan (chassis number H82410. This time, however, Gregorie extended the hood and cowl by just four inches, but he kept to the clean, sectioned look of the original prototype, deleting the running boards and adding the external rear-mounted spare. 

more; https://www.hemmings...-go-on-display/

 

 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:38 PM

Google translate says the monkey's sign says "I break with success" and the rhino says something like "protective ditch digger" I guess it's a tire ad that shows how tires support the troops.

Edit: I should mention he fought for the Canadian side!

Close: substitute the descriptor "trench" for ditch and you've just about got it. Specifically it's referencing the troops of the 45th Reserve Division, a unit formed like the XXII Imperial Army Reserve Corps of which it was a component, at the outset of hostilities in 1914. It was formed and comprised mostly of men from Pomerania and Western Prussia. The unit not surprisingly saw extensive action in the trenches of the Western Front from the beginning of the war right through 1917...


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