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“Lest we forget” isn’t just a slogan: it’s a commitment those of us who enjoy Canada’s freedoms make because of those who have fought and sacrificed for us. It’s a recognition of what they gave to provide us with what we have.

Advocate Media and its various publications have gathered, from across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, some of the best Remembrance Day stories we’ve written. We hope these stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things will help you appreciate Remembrance Day’s significance anew. Thank you for visiting.

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November 10, 2016

Bedford Magazine: A place to remember

The Legion formed in 1926 to unite several different veteran-support organizations. Twenty years later the…
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November 10, 2016

The Courier: War bride pays visit 70 years later to Pier 21 in Nova Scotia

Nellie Grimmer first stepped foot on Canadian soil in Halifax, June 16, 1945, as a…
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November 5, 2016

Halifax Magazine: Caring for wounded veterans

Remembrance Day means more to me this year.Since last November, I’ve had the opportunity to…
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November 3, 2016

Enfield Weekly Press: Impacts of the Great Wars and why we must remember

As World War I and II become more distant from current affairs, we at The Weekly…
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November 3, 2016

Hub Now: Two significant anniversaries highlight in Bass River

Remembrance Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Bass River this November 11 at 10:45 a.m.…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: Modern-day veterans saluted in national tour

Port Hawkesbury – As he reaches the end of a 211-day cross-country voyage with his…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: Local soldier was honoured for her bravery

Charlottetown- A local soldier was posthumously honoured for her bravery in serving her country. Last…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: Holland to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its liberation

GEORGE’S CHANNEL - Just as he will never forget his military service during the Second…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: MacIsaac remembered for service to legion

PORT HAWKESBURY- The Strait area and its community of veterans and soldiers now finds itself…
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November 3, 2016

Pictou Advocate: Northumberland Unit veterans enjoy service

PICTOU – Day-to-day life for residents at the Northumberland Veterans Unit can be slow. But…
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November 3, 2016

Enfield Weekly Press: Inches changes two families forever

Life is a game of inches. It comes down to close calls and near misses.…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour for France

Lochaber - A local veteran recently received an honour from a country he helped liberate.…
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November 3, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: Unique bracelet serves as war memento

MULGRAVE- A well-kept bracelet stashed in her purse reminds her of her younger years, when…
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November 2, 2016

Pictou Advocate: Military museum honours chaplains’, padres’ ministry

WESTVILLE – Chaplains and padres have been crucial to the well-being of military personnel in…
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November 2, 2016

The Port Hawkesbury Reporter: World War II veteran named a Knight in France’s Legion of Honour

LOCHABER - A local veteran recently received an honour from a country he helped liberate.…
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November 2, 2016

Pictou Advocate: Take a ‘Sentimental Journey’ through the war years

Remember the sacrifice, remember the fear, remember the strength and courage. Remember. This Remembrance Day,…
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November 2, 2016

Pictou Advocate: Veterans Unit residents enjoy days when they take bus rides

NEW GLASGOW – They reside in Pictou at the Northumberland Veterans Unit. But those residents…
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November 2, 2016

Pictou Advocate: Legion membership numbers “holding their own”

Many Royal Canadian Legions in the county were fighting hard to gain members and keep…
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November 2, 2016

Lighthouse Now: A stitch in time

Mildred Meisner remembers the parting words of her 17-year-old brother Bernard before he enlisted as…
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November 2, 2016

Lighthouse Now: The better face of Canada

When he arrived in Bosnia, it smelt of fire. Surrounded by levelled homes and missing…
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