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First World War Tommies to commemorate and help veterans Trio of BC mountain peaks could be named after fallen soldiersVimy Ridge Day commemorates 101st anniversaryMilitary dad and family advocate Michael Hornburg passes away 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France

First World War Tommies to commemorate and help veterans 

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, an organization in Britain, the Remembered, launched a new charity art piece called There But Not There. The piece features life-size wire silhouettes of British soldiers. The six-foot-tall silhouettes, known as Tommies can be found across the United Kingdom until Armistice Day, November...
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Trio of BC mountain peaks could be named after fallen soldiers

Just west of Harrison Lake, BC, stand three mountain peaks that the province of British Columbia has considered naming after three soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan. Proposals have been sent to the BC Geographical Names Office for the official name change of the three peaks after Master Corporal Colin Bason, Private Terry John Street,...
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Vimy Ridge Day commemorates 101st anniversary

This week marks the 101-year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, when all four divisions of the Canadian Corps attacked as a composite formation in 1917 at 5:30 a.m on April 9, 2017. This week serves as a reminder of the sacrifices these soldiers made during the attack.

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Military dad and family advocate Michael Hornburg passes away 

After the passing of his son, Corporal Nathan Hornburg, in Afghanistan in 2007, Michael Hornburg became an advocate for military families of injured and fallen soldiers.  Having been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2016, sadly Michael Hornburg lost his battle on March 24. “His loss will be very deeply felt in Calgary military community,”...
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100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France

On March 30 and 31, 2018, the Soldiers of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) were in France to commemorate the Battle of Moreuil Wood’s 100th anniversary. Dressed in First World War cavalry uniforms, a mounted contingent of about 20 Strathconas galloped with their swords drawn, alongside members of the Regimental Society of Moreuil, France, to participate in...
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