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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 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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November 2, 2016

Lighthouse Now: Farmer bears witness to ‘War over Canaan’

While I have no evidence to suggest otherwise, I suspect an April 27, 1944 afternoon…
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November 1, 2016

Lighthouse Now: Home away from home

In October 1940, a spruce tree decorated with ribbon was hoisted to the rafters of…
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November 1, 2016

Halifax Magazine: A hero’s toll

Author Fred Doucette joined the Canadian Forces in 1968. Over the next 32 years, he…
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June 10, 2016

Halifax Magazine: Nova Scotia’s No. 2 Construction Battalion—trailblazing First World War heroes

As the First World War raged in April and July 1916, the Canadian army recruited…
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November 2, 2015

Pictou Advocate: Service leads to world travels

NEW GLASGOW – Ted Teiman can recall things about his military career as if he…
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November 2, 2015

Pictou Advocate: Pipes of War at deCoste

Editor's Note: Article written in 2015 PICTOU – The pipes, they are a call­ing. The…
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November 2, 2015

Lighthouse Now: Kites fly to remember the fallen

Seventy-five kites soared in the soccer field behind Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg on October 28,…
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November 1, 2015

Lighthouse Now: Cadets hold all-night vigil at cenotaph

Long before the large crowd gathers for Remembrance Day at Bridgewater’s Veterans Memorial Park, a…
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October 30, 2015

Halifax Magazine: How we remember

It’s not hard to imagine what the area around Ypres, Belgium looked like at the…
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