Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

Posts filed under Seven Books of Remembrance

Canada’s Seven Books of Remembrance

Placed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, the Books of Remembrance honour the soldiers who sacrificed their all for others. World War One claimed tens of thousands of Canadian lives, lost in the battles far away in overseas war theatres. To recognize the great sacrifices made, the government of Canada… (read more)

“In Flanders Fields,” Remembrance Day’s Heartfelt Verse

Written in May 1915 on the battlefield in Ypres, Belgium, the day after a friend’s death, In Flanders Fields describes the anguish and faith of soldiers mired in war During the First World War, Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae found himself tending to the wounded, the dying and the dead in the midst of the… (read more)