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Billy Bishop

Happy Birthday, Billy Bishop!

One hundred and twenty-three years ago, Canada’s most famed aviation ace was born in the quiet town of Owen Sound, Ontario...
February 8, 2017

Man surrounded by icy trees lifts broken branches.

Troops come to New Brunswick’s aid following ice storm

The storm struck on January 24, 2017, breaking trees, pulling down hydro lines, blocking roads, and leaving many stranded.
February 7, 2017

Private Jeremiah Jones

February is Black History Month: Black Canadians at Vimy Ridge

When the four divisions of the Canadian Corps began their assault on Vimy Ridge on the morning of April 9, 1917, it was a cosmopolitan affair, with men of Black, Chinese, Japanese and Sikh origin serving in the battle.
February 6, 2017

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As a secondary teacher that teaches Social Studies 11 and History 12, I just want you to know that I proud of the service and sacrifice you give. Your job of being far from home and family is honourable and humbling for those of us that are with family and friends.  if I can instill in my students even a tiny bit of what you do and endure for the rest of Canadians I can consider my job complete.You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Cheers!

Vicki, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada | Write to the Troops

 

 

 

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