Manulife Financial Corporation honours Canada’s fallenEducating students about Remembrance DayLiving Tribute to be planted along Highway of HeroesMeet this year’s Silver Cross MomTips and Tricks for keeping your Poppy attached to your lapel

Manulife Financial Corporation honours Canada’s fallen

The international financial services group, Manulife Financial Corporation, donated $50,000 to True Patriot Love (TPL) as part of their inaugural ceremony, “Remembering the Fallen,” to commemorate and honour the Canadian Armed Forces. The ceremony was held on Nov. 4 at the global headquarters of the company in Toronto. “Canadians owe a great deal to those who...
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Educating students about Remembrance Day

Disappointed in the lack of empathy many children showed for Remembrance Day, two small town teachers made it their mission to bring the stories from the Afghan Conflict to students. Since their project, “They Too Shall Remember,” launched in 2012, the pair has made dozens of videos to educate children on the importance of remembrance. Brian...
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Living Tribute to be planted along Highway of Heroes

Plaques, names carved in stone, monuments, all are beautiful tributes for the fallen heroes of Canada. But what about creating a tribute that grows, changes, gives life and stands tall for hundreds of years, a tribute that serves as a constant reminder to Canadians as they travel from one destination to another? This was the inspiration...
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Meet this year’s Silver Cross Mom

It’s been nearly a decade since Cpl. Jordan James Anderson was killed during a deployment to Afghanistan but his mother, Sheila Anderson, still finds it difficult to speak about him without getting emotional. “I keep thinking it’ll get easier, but it doesn’t,” said Anderson. This Remembrance Day, Anderson will represent all mothers who have lost a child...
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Tips and Tricks for keeping your Poppy attached to your lapel

According to the Canada's Royal Canadian Legion website, the lapel Poppies that are worn in Canada today were first made, beginning in 1922, by disabled veterans under the sponsorship of the Department of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment. Until 1996, Poppy material was made at the “Vetcraft” sheltered workshops run by Veterans Affairs Canada in Montreal and...
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