Was the Armistice of 1918 a triumph or tragedy? 

The 1918 Armistice was an enormous historical blunder that led to the greatest tragedy experienced in modern times

Was the Armistice of 1918 a triumph or tragedy? By Stanley Taube and Michael Taube for Troy Media This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, millions of people worldwide will commemorate the signing of the Armistice. Wreaths will be laid, church bells will ring far…

‘Countless white crosses’ a century later

The concept of loyalty to king and empire may be incomprehensible to us, but It was part and parcel of who those young soldiers were

‘Countless white crosses’ a century laterRemembrance Day 2018 has a particular resonance. It’s the centenary of the armistice that concluded the First World War, a conflict in which approximately 60,000 Canadians were among the 10 million or so soldiers killed. And as on all such occasions in recent years, songwriter Eric Bogle’s The Green Fields of France says it best…

The world we live in today forged in the trenches of the Great War

The battle for the values it was fought for – the defense of justice, rights and freedoms – never ceases

The world we live in today forged in the trenches of the Great WarIn Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row. It was at the funeral of his close friend and comrade Alexis Helmer that Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was first moved to write his (now famous) poem. At the time of writing he was physically and mentally exhausted, resting in the back of…

Remembrance Day service set for this Sunday

Kindersley Legion is holding its annual community service at St. Paul’s United Church

Remembrance Day service set for this SundayKenneth Brown of The Clarion It is that time of year again when community members gather to remember the sacrifices made by men and women who have served and died on the battlefield. Remembrance Day is on a Sunday this year, and the Kindersley Legion is holding its annual community service at St. Paul’s United…

Legion serves community and beyond

Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at the Legion Hall at 7:30 p.m. The branch welcomes new members and those who want to find out more

Legion serves community and beyondKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has been a fixture in town for several decades and its members continue to be active in the community. There are several ways to support a community, and joining a service club or fraternal organization is one way to give back. Membership…

Kindersley remembers

A town-wide service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Clearview Community Church on main street

Kindersley remembersClarion staff Remembrance Day should be every day for Canadians. We should take time to remember the courage and sacrifice of thousands upon thousands of men and women who fought, and continue to fight, for the freedoms that we enjoy today. The least we can do, once a year on Nov. 11 – the day…