Remembrance Day -Lest We Forget

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

In honour of Remembrance Day, I am dedicating this space in memory of the 26 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Since 2002, 133 Canadians have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Lest We Forget.

Justin Boyes, Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Alberta, October 28, 2009; Jonathan Couturier, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, September 17, 2009; Patrick Lormand, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Ontario, September 13, 2009; Jean-François Drouin, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Yannick Pépin, Major, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Mathieu Allard, Sapper, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009; Christian Bobbitt, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009: Sébastien Courcy, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 16, 2009; Patrice Audet, Master Corporal, 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Martin Joannette, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Nick Bulger, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Ontario, July 3, 2009; Charles-Philippe Michaud, Master Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, New Brunswick, June 23, 2009; Martin Dubé, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, June 14, 2009; Alexandre Péloquin, Private, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Quebec, June 8, 2009; Michelle Mendes, Major, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ontario, April 23, 2009; Karine Blais, Trooper, 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, Quebec, April 13, 2009; Jack Bouthillier, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Tyler Crooks, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Corey Hayes, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, New Brunswick, March 20, 2009; Scott Vernelli, Master Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Marc Diab, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 8, 2009: Dennis Brown, Warrant Officer, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Ontario, March 3, 2009; Dany Fortin, Corporal, 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Quebec, March 3, 2009; Kenneth O'Quinn, Corporal, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron, Newfoundland and Labrador, March 3, 2009: Sean Greenfield, Sapper, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Manitoba, January 31, 2009; Brian Good, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, January 7, 2009.

First World War Facts

Almost 620,000 Canadian men and women served in the First World War at a time when the population of our country was only a few million. More than 66,000 were killed.

Four Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross for their part in capturing Vimy Ridge.

Canadian John McCrae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields" while on the battlefield.

Second World War Facts

Canadian soldiers formed the main assault force for the raid on Dieppe, including a large contingent from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. More than 900 Canadians (197 RHLI soldiers) were killed and almost 2,000 more were taken prisoner.

Approximately 14,000 Canadians landed at Normandy on D-day. The 1st Canadian Army was instrumental in the Liberation of Holland in May 1945.More than one million Canadians served in the Second World War and approximately 45,000 gave their lives.

Canadians in Korea, 1950-1953

26,791 Canadians served in the Korean war and another 7,000 served in the theatre between the ceasefire and the end of 1955. Canadian fatal and non-fatal battle casualties numbered 1,558. The names of 516 Canadian war dead are inscribed in the Korea Book of Remembrance.

Peacekeeping

More than 100 Canadians have died in various peacekeeping missions since the Korean War.

Remembrance Day -Lest We Forget

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

In honour of Remembrance Day, I am dedicating this space in memory of the 26 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Since 2002, 133 Canadians have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Lest We Forget.

Justin Boyes, Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Alberta, October 28, 2009; Jonathan Couturier, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, September 17, 2009; Patrick Lormand, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Ontario, September 13, 2009; Jean-François Drouin, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Yannick Pépin, Major, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Mathieu Allard, Sapper, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009; Christian Bobbitt, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009: Sébastien Courcy, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 16, 2009; Patrice Audet, Master Corporal, 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Martin Joannette, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Nick Bulger, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Ontario, July 3, 2009; Charles-Philippe Michaud, Master Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, New Brunswick, June 23, 2009; Martin Dubé, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, June 14, 2009; Alexandre Péloquin, Private, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Quebec, June 8, 2009; Michelle Mendes, Major, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ontario, April 23, 2009; Karine Blais, Trooper, 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, Quebec, April 13, 2009; Jack Bouthillier, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Tyler Crooks, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Corey Hayes, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, New Brunswick, March 20, 2009; Scott Vernelli, Master Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Marc Diab, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 8, 2009: Dennis Brown, Warrant Officer, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Ontario, March 3, 2009; Dany Fortin, Corporal, 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Quebec, March 3, 2009; Kenneth O'Quinn, Corporal, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron, Newfoundland and Labrador, March 3, 2009: Sean Greenfield, Sapper, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Manitoba, January 31, 2009; Brian Good, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, January 7, 2009.

First World War Facts

Almost 620,000 Canadian men and women served in the First World War at a time when the population of our country was only a few million. More than 66,000 were killed.

Four Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross for their part in capturing Vimy Ridge.

Canadian John McCrae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields" while on the battlefield.

Second World War Facts

Canadian soldiers formed the main assault force for the raid on Dieppe, including a large contingent from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. More than 900 Canadians (197 RHLI soldiers) were killed and almost 2,000 more were taken prisoner.

Approximately 14,000 Canadians landed at Normandy on D-day. The 1st Canadian Army was instrumental in the Liberation of Holland in May 1945.More than one million Canadians served in the Second World War and approximately 45,000 gave their lives.

Canadians in Korea, 1950-1953

26,791 Canadians served in the Korean war and another 7,000 served in the theatre between the ceasefire and the end of 1955. Canadian fatal and non-fatal battle casualties numbered 1,558. The names of 516 Canadian war dead are inscribed in the Korea Book of Remembrance.

Peacekeeping

More than 100 Canadians have died in various peacekeeping missions since the Korean War.

Remembrance Day -Lest We Forget

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

In honour of Remembrance Day, I am dedicating this space in memory of the 26 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Since 2002, 133 Canadians have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Lest We Forget.

Justin Boyes, Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Alberta, October 28, 2009; Jonathan Couturier, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, September 17, 2009; Patrick Lormand, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Ontario, September 13, 2009; Jean-François Drouin, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Yannick Pépin, Major, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, September 6, 2009; Mathieu Allard, Sapper, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009; Christian Bobbitt, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, August 1, 2009: Sébastien Courcy, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 16, 2009; Patrice Audet, Master Corporal, 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Martin Joannette, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, July 6, 2009; Nick Bulger, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Ontario, July 3, 2009; Charles-Philippe Michaud, Master Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, New Brunswick, June 23, 2009; Martin Dubé, Corporal, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Quebec, June 14, 2009; Alexandre Péloquin, Private, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Quebec, June 8, 2009; Michelle Mendes, Major, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ontario, April 23, 2009; Karine Blais, Trooper, 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, Quebec, April 13, 2009; Jack Bouthillier, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Tyler Crooks, Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Corey Hayes, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, New Brunswick, March 20, 2009; Scott Vernelli, Master Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Ontario, March 20, 2009; Marc Diab, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, March 8, 2009: Dennis Brown, Warrant Officer, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Ontario, March 3, 2009; Dany Fortin, Corporal, 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Quebec, March 3, 2009; Kenneth O'Quinn, Corporal, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron, Newfoundland and Labrador, March 3, 2009: Sean Greenfield, Sapper, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Manitoba, January 31, 2009; Brian Good, Trooper, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Ontario, January 7, 2009.

First World War Facts

Almost 620,000 Canadian men and women served in the First World War at a time when the population of our country was only a few million. More than 66,000 were killed.

Four Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross for their part in capturing Vimy Ridge.

Canadian John McCrae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields" while on the battlefield.

Second World War Facts

Canadian soldiers formed the main assault force for the raid on Dieppe, including a large contingent from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. More than 900 Canadians (197 RHLI soldiers) were killed and almost 2,000 more were taken prisoner.

Approximately 14,000 Canadians landed at Normandy on D-day. The 1st Canadian Army was instrumental in the Liberation of Holland in May 1945.More than one million Canadians served in the Second World War and approximately 45,000 gave their lives.

Canadians in Korea, 1950-1953

26,791 Canadians served in the Korean war and another 7,000 served in the theatre between the ceasefire and the end of 1955. Canadian fatal and non-fatal battle casualties numbered 1,558. The names of 516 Canadian war dead are inscribed in the Korea Book of Remembrance.

Peacekeeping

More than 100 Canadians have died in various peacekeeping missions since the Korean War.