Top of page

Search results for: Canada

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Canada Day, July 1. Sesquicentennial of Confederation.

Posted by: Jim Martin

  Saturday is the 150th anniversary of the organization of the Dominion of Canada. Confederation was a product of the work of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864, the London Conference of 1866, and the passage of the British North America Act of 1867 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.  Four provinces comprised …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

“Old Soldiers Never Die…”

Posted by: Jim Martin

Wednesday is Veterans Day in the United States, a day dedicated to remembering and honoring the men and women who have served in the nation’s uniformed services. The holiday was established by an act of Congress in 1954 and was selected to replace Armistice Day, which marked the anniversary of the day when the fighting …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

The American Battle Monuments Commission and the Commemoration of America’s D-Day Fallen

Posted by: Jim Martin

Today is the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces during World War II, usually referred to as D-Day.  The amphibious and airborne invasions secured a beachhead in northwestern France, which allowed for the rapid build up of forces needed to secure France’s liberation. The invasion was part of an overall strategic plan, Operation Overlord, …