After the pandemic kept them away last year, people were allowed to gather once again for the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. Mike Le Couteur reports on the commemorations, as well as a smaller ceremony held for Indigenous veterans that received more attention this year.
The solemn day also comes as the Canadian Armed Forces reckons with multiple sexual misconduct allegations involving senior leaders, and the Taliban takeover this past summer of Afghanistan. Mercedes Stephenson looks at how veterans are reflecting on a difficult year.
As the European Union blames Belarus for the migrant crisis at the country’s border with Poland, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is issuing a new threat. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, Lukashenko says sanctions better not be slapped on his country – or else.
In the United States, Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old on trial for fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during racial injustice protests in Kenosha, Wis. in August 2020, says he was just trying to defend himself. Jackson Proskow explains why the case has divided Americans, and how Judge Bruce Schroeder, who’s presiding over the trial, is also causing controversy.
Cpl. Francis Pegahmagabow, known as “Peggy,” is the most decorated Indigenous soldier in Canadian history and the deadliest sniper of World War One, winning the military medal three times. So how is it that Pegahmagabow’s exploits are not taught in Canadian history? Mike Drolet has his story.
And 10 years after its inception, the No Stone Left Alone initiative marked another Remembrance Day, with students from across Canada placing poppies on the graves of soldiers. It’s a simple but important and meaningful gesture. Ross Lord looks at how a newer generation is connecting with the sacrifices of the past.
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