GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom

This past Monday’s commemoration of Remembrance Day memorializes those that fought and served in the armed forces, but last week at the University of Guelph, there was a week long remembrance of those that lived though the horrors of a war, and like so many veterans, there aren’t too many more chances to hear their stories first hand. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom”

GUELPH POLITICAST #145 – The Armistice

It’s been 100 years since the Great War, “the war to end all wars”, finished with the signing of an armistice between the Allied powers and the Central powers. As the guns fell silent on the battlefields of Europe, thousands of people back home were waiting to hear the good news, and the Guelph Evening Mercury brought it to them.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #145 – The Armistice”

GUELPH POLITICAST #27 – Jessica Gibson, Guelph Museums

The nation marked Remembrance Day last week, but in a very real sense, Guelph has been marking Remembrance Day all year long. This December will mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of “In Flanders Field,” a simple 15 line poem that captured the horror, honour, camaraderie and hopefulness of World War One. It was written by an army doctor name John McCrae, and Guelph is his hometown, thus making this centenary very important to the Royal City. So I sought our someone to talk about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #27 – Jessica Gibson, Guelph Museums”

VIDEO – Local Veterans Talk about Their Service at McCrae House

It’s Remembrance Day across Canada today, but the annual ceremony of remembering those that served – the ones that came home and the ones that did not – began on Sunday at McCrae House with an event called “Thank a Veteran.” Several local vets across many decades of service gathered their to tell stories, share memories, and remind us why Remembrance Day is a sacred occasion. A few of them talked to Guelph Politico in this special video. Continue reading “VIDEO – Local Veterans Talk about Their Service at McCrae House”