Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Canada Remembers": Remembrance Day on YouTube

In the Ottawa Citizen's business section for some very strange reason; should have been on the front page (much more on Remembrance Day at the post above):
Veterans invade cyberspace
The government-sponsored YouTube channel aims to bring the Remembrance Day message to the Internet generation, writes Vito Pilieci.

Canada's war veterans are storming onto YouTube in a government bid to highlight their deeds and educate youth about Remembrance Day.

Veterans Affairs Canada launched a channel called Canada Remembers on the youtube.com video-sharing site Friday to bring the message of Remembrance Day to the Internet generation.

Over the weekend more than 67,000 people flocked to watch the videos and many contributed by uploading their own.

"The response has been overwhelming for us," said Heather MacDonald, a spokeswoman for Veteran Affairs. "We had no idea it would take off as it has."..

See the videos and join

the Facebook page:



One video (others at link):
Update: Terry Glavin remembers, ignore any political and historical differences in interpretation, good on the man for the work and the faith:
If ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


Blogger Unknown said...

In this film we see Tommy Prince (saluting Indian wearing the US Silver Star medal, earned in Italy with the Canadian-US First Special Service Force, who later served with the PPCLI in Korea); also (I think) publisher Jack McClelland, Navy officer in close-up (served in the RN, not RCN I gather, in Channel MTB boats).

The First World War footage of the soldier carrying a comrade on his back shows a British Army member; this footage was shot on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

7:28 p.m., November 10, 2009  

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