Calgarians mark Remembrance Day at Field of Crosses

Date: Nov 11, 2022 Global News https://globalnews.ca/video/embed/9272965/ On Remembrance Day in Calgary this year, a special tribute was made to the men and women of southern Alberta who died during the Dieppe Raid and the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Michael King...

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Today, May 29th, we proudly celebrate International Peacekeepers Day.

This year's commemoration, under the theme "Peace begins with me: 75 years of UN Peacekeeping," not only signifies the significant 75 year milestone but also provides us with a precious opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contribution of the uniformed and civilian personnel to the work of the United Nations.

Since 1948, more than 2 million uniformed and civilian UN peacekeepers, including over 125,000 Canadians, have helped people and communities around the world navigate away from conflict and upheaval by supporting countries in building sustainable peace.

Canada's remarkable peacekeeping journey began in 1957 during the Suez Canal Crisis. Lester B. Pearson, the Secretary of State for External Affairs in the Louis St. Laurent Government, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his outstanding work during this mission. Pearson proposed the deployment of an impartial military force between the Israeli and Egyptian forces, effectively stabilizing the situation. The success of this groundbreaking concept paved the way for future peacekeeping missions.

Let us honour and recognize the dedication, courage, and invaluable contributions of the peacekeepers who have dedicated themselves to the noble cause of peace.

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#UNPeacekeepersDay #PeaceKeepers #CanadianArmedForces #FieldofCrosses #Veterans #ThankYou
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Today, May 29th, we proudly celebrate International Peacekeepers Day.

This years commemoration, under the theme Peace begins with me: 75 years of UN Peacekeeping, not only signifies the significant 75 year milestone but also provides us with a precious opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contribution of the uniformed and civilian personnel to the work of the United Nations.

Since 1948, more than 2 million uniformed and civilian UN peacekeepers, including over 125,000 Canadians, have helped people and communities around the world navigate away from conflict and upheaval by supporting countries in building sustainable peace.

Canadas remarkable peacekeeping journey began in 1957 during the Suez Canal Crisis. Lester B. Pearson, the Secretary of State for External Affairs in the Louis St. Laurent Government, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his outstanding work during this mission. Pearson proposed the deployment of an impartial military force between the Israeli and Egyptian forces, effectively stabilizing the situation. The success of this groundbreaking concept paved the way for future peacekeeping missions.

Let us honour and recognize the dedication, courage, and invaluable contributions of the peacekeepers who have dedicated themselves to the noble cause of peace.

https://www.fieldofcrosses.com/

#UNPeacekeepersDay #PeaceKeepers #CanadianArmedForces #FieldofCrosses #Veterans #ThankYou
2 weeks ago
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🇨🇦 Wishing you all a happy and healthy Victoria Day!

🙏 We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the brave men and women who fearlessly put their safety on the line and sacrifice precious moments with loved ones while battling the ongoing fires in Alberta and other parts of our nation. We are immensely grateful!

#ThankYou #Firefighters #Safety #YYC #Alberta #Calgary #VictoriaDay #FieldofCrosses
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🇨🇦 Wishing you all a happy and healthy Victoria Day!

 🙏 We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the brave men and women who fearlessly put their safety on the line and sacrifice precious moments with loved ones while battling the ongoing fires in Alberta and other parts of our nation. We are immensely grateful!

#ThankYou #Firefighters #Safety #YYC #Alberta #Calgary #VictoriaDay #FieldofCrosses
4 weeks ago
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Dutch Heritage Day is commemorated annually to honour the Canadian soldiers who fought for the liberation of the Netherlands on May 5, 1945.

German forces occupied Holland on May 10, 1940, as the German military advanced west through Europe. The Netherlands remained under Nazi control until the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Throughout Oct and Nov 1944, the First Canadian Army and Allied forces fought to regain the area known as the Scheldt estuary, a water way that provided access to the vital port of Antwerp, Belgium. The Battle of Scheldt, well known for being a turning point in the German occupation of Western Europe, wore down the German defenses in the Netherlands. Following the victory at the Battle of Scheldt in late 1944, Allied forces launched operation “Market Garden,” an aerial and land assault designed to divide the German forces in half in western Holland, but German forces were prepared for the assault and halted the Allied advance.

The standstill that ensued after the failed attempt of operation Market Garden nearly broke those living under German occupation in the Netherlands as access to basic supplies such as food, clean water, and gas were almost non-existent. After three months of stand still, the Canadians joined in an Allied advance to push the remaining German forces out of the northern regions of Holland and back over the Rhine River in Germany. Building by building, the Allies were successful at pushing back German defenses with the assistance of Dutch resistance fighters. The western regions of the Netherlands were liberated in April 1945, as Canadian troops overran German defenses in major cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam. By early May 1945, the German forces had been depleted to the point that the troops in the Netherlands surrendered on May 5th, and following that was a surrender of all German forces on May 7th.

The Canadian forces were celebrated as they rode through the streets of Dutch cities and towns. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers died in the liberation of the Netherlands, and most were buried far from home in the fields of Europe, or their bodies were never found.
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Dutch Heritage Day is commemorated annually to honour the Canadian soldiers who fought for the liberation of the Netherlands on May 5, 1945.

German forces occupied Holland on May 10, 1940, as the German military advanced west through Europe. The Netherlands remained under Nazi control until the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Throughout Oct and Nov 1944, the First Canadian Army and Allied forces fought to regain the area known as the Scheldt estuary, a water way that provided access to the vital port of Antwerp, Belgium. The Battle of Scheldt, well known for being a turning point in the German occupation of Western Europe, wore down the German defenses in the Netherlands. Following the victory at the Battle of Scheldt in late 1944, Allied forces launched operation “Market Garden,” an aerial and land assault designed to divide the German forces in half in western Holland, but German forces were prepared for the assault and halted the Allied advance.

The standstill that ensued after the failed attempt of operation Market Garden nearly broke those living under German occupation in the Netherlands as access to basic supplies such as food, clean water, and gas were almost non-existent. After three months of stand still, the Canadians joined in an Allied advance to push the remaining German forces out of the northern regions of Holland and back over the Rhine River in Germany. Building by building, the Allies were successful at pushing back German defenses with the assistance of Dutch resistance fighters. The western regions of the Netherlands were liberated in April 1945, as Canadian troops overran German defenses in major cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam. By early May 1945, the German forces had been depleted to the point that the troops in the Netherlands surrendered on May 5th, and following that was a surrender of all German forces on May 7th.

The Canadian forces were celebrated as they rode through the streets of Dutch cities and towns. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers died in the liberation of the Netherlands, and most were buried far from home in the fields of Europe, or their bodies were never found.

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My grandfather was taken as a POW during Operation Market Garden. He did not make it home. He is buried in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

1 month ago
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𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘭, 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺.

𝘐𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢'𝘴 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘪𝘳 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯 2023.
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"𝘖𝘯 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 17, 2023, 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 2023 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘪𝘳 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 190 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳’𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘳. 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘯, 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭-𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺’𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘞𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥."

❤️ Click for the full post from Militrivia!On Monday, April 17, 2023, Valour Canada successfully hosted the 2023 General Sir Arthur Currie Award Dinner at Calgary Golf and Country Club. More than 190 guests attended to honour this year’s recipient Mr. Murray McCann, a well-known community leader, the founder of Field of Crosses, and a visionary entrepreneur and leader who reinvests his success back into the community serving some of society’s most vulnerable through funding from his charitable foundation and aided by hundreds of volunteers. Widely recognized for his selfless generosity, he continues to make a difference here at home and abroad.

During the evening, event guests bonded among friends and family members, experienced Valour Canada’s virtual tours wearing VR goggles, participated in silent auctions, and enjoyed browsing military artifacts. Land recognition and prayer were provided by George Pambrun, and the singing of the national anthem was led by Ross Pambrun. Valour Canada was also honoured to have invited Canadian Military Historian Dr. David Bercuson who spoke about General Sir Arthur Currie. Guest speaker The Honorable Ric McIver, MLA for Calgary-Hays, talked about Mr. McCann’s achievements and contributions to Calgary and Canada.

The Award Dinner couldn’t have been so successful without the generous donations and support from our guests, donors and corporate sponsors. Valour Canada would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the following sponsors and friends for their contributions: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP , The Shooting Edge Inc , Paramount Resources Ltd., Heritage Royalty, Stone Bridge Equity Partners, Prairie Merchant, ARC Financial Corp, Richmond Hill Wines Mawer Investment Management Ltd., The Ranchmen’s Club, Rockies Heli Canada and Rocky Mountaineer. Appreciation also goes to Calgary Golf And Country Club for providing such a beautiful venue and outstanding services and food for our award dinner.
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𝘖𝘯 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 17, 2023, 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 2023 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘪𝘳 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘶𝘣. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 190 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳’𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘳. 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘯, 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭-𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘍𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺’𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘞𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥.

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Well deserved! Congratulations.

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