Remembering and Fighting the Fight.

Two Eras Too Similar November 11th, Armistice Day. We stop at the 11th hour to pay respect to all those who fought and died in the World Wars and all wars thereafter. We remember why they fought but it seems clear today that is not enough. Washington Post – Click for original article On that […]

Learning from the past

One hundred years ago, during the last pandemic —- the H1N1 influenza virus known then as Spanish Flu —- swept the world while the world was also at war and this poster circulated in newspapers in Canada. Maybe even in Port Alberni. Today’s pandemic is from a different virus, the SARS-related 2019 corona virus or […]

DDay 75 – George Johnston North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of the DDay landings in Normandy. In honour of this anniversary, I thought I would make a post about my wife Theresa’s grandfather, George W. Johnston. You might remember him from a very nice story that appeared in 2014 about a collector, Jordan Chiasson, finding and returning the helmet […]