048 – Remembrance Day & The Great War

Episode 048 – All Canadians are taught to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year with a moment of silence and thoughtful reflection about those who made great sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we do today. This episode marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end hostilities in the Great War, World War 1. Here we commemorate the brave men and women who have donned a uniform in service of our country, including medal winners and every day soldiers, like Mike’s grandfather, Private Courtney Tremaine Browne.

Sources:
In Flanders Fields poem
Canadian National War Museum
Legion.ca – Remembrance Day
Veterans Affairs Canada – Remembrance Day
The Five Causes of World War 1 – simplified
85th in France and Flanders
Passchedale Audio
Victoria Cross Recipients WW1
Margaret McDonald
Private George McLean
Keep the Home Fires Burning – John McCormack 1917
Search: Personnel Records of the First World War

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