Veterans Day activities, events and attractions

Veterans Day this year falls on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the date that marked the end of World War I.  Starting in 1914, the Great War tore the world apart, bringing more than 30 nations into conflict, including the United States, and claiming tens of millions of lives. By the time the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, more than 4.7 million Americans had served in the war, and more than 110,000 of those did not return alive, according to a Congressional Research Service report. Institutions across Northwest Ohio will honor the nation’s World War I veterans — along with all other men and women who have served in the military in the nation’s history — during a series of events scheduled to take place in honor of Veterans Day. ■ The University of Toledo is organizing a “Memories

The nation will fall silent at 11am on Sunday, then explode into a celebratory din to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.

A RECENTLY discovered diary from a No10 member of staff in 1918 has given a rare insight into the excitement and euphoria felt in Downing Street when World War 1 officially ended.

Calgary church unveils eye-catching poppy display ahead of Remembrance Day

A downtown church in Calgary has chosen to showcase poppies in a unique way ahead of Remembrance Day.

Cracked church bell in Delta a reminder of joy peace brought after WWI

Faith communities across Canada will ring their bells 100 times at sunset to commemorate the passing of a century since the end of WWI.

From the Capitol: Honor the brave who allow us to be free

“This nation will remain free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -- Elmer DavisElmer Davis was a renowned journalist and the first director of the United States Office of War Information. He left a lucrative career at CBS and as director, advocated for Japanese-Americans to serve in the military and fought government censorship. I think the brave men and women who serve, and have served, in our Armed Forces prove the truth of his words.It was President George Washington

Richard Morrison: The end of the First World War was the beginning for British composers

People caught up in a momentous event don’t always realise its historical significance at the time. Not so the 1918 armistice. I’ve just read every edition of The Times for the week beginning November 11, 1918. The overwhelming feeling its articles convey is of people hugely aware of their responsib

Where does your poppy money go?

Each year, millions of Canadians pay their respects to those lost in combat by placing a poppy as close to their hearts as possible.

This year’s Remembrance Day will have very special significance because it was 100 years ago, on Nov. 11, that the First World War officially came to an end. On this solemn day every year we remember and pay tribute to all those who have

Remembrance Day 2018: What’s happening in Guelph - Guelph | Globalnews.ca Remembrance Day 2018: What’s happening in Guelph

Guelph's largest Remembrance Day service will be held at Sleeman Centre on Sunday morning.

Digital poppies: a new way to remember veterans

Canadians can now buy digital poppies online to pay tribute to war veterans. We explain how.