Remembering . . .

. . . the preparation . . .

29th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force training at Hastings Park, 1914. Stuart Thomson photo. Reference code AM1535-: CVA 99-155

Recruiting Station at Victory Square, 1941. Photographer unknown. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P265

. . . the fond partings . . .

Young Warren Bernard reaches out for one last goodbye to his dad, Jack Bernard, as the BC Regiment Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, marches down 8th Street, New Westminster, October 1, 1940. C.D. Dettloff photo. Reference code AM54-S4-: LP 109

. . . and tragic last good-byes. . .

62nd Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, departing for service, March 1916. Stuart Thomson photo. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P67.2

. . . the service . . .

Canadian Women’s Army Corp in front of the Federal Building , between 1939 and 1945. Steffens-Colmer Ltd photo. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P220.1

. . . the sacrifice . . .

Members of the Returned Soldiers’ Club on the steps of the Elysium Hotel on Pender Street , ca. 1919. Stuart Thomson photo. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P40

. . . the loss . . .

Grave marker of Lieutenant Colonel William Hart-McHarg, (Poperinge, Belgium ), killed at the second battle of Ypres, 1915. His memorial tablet is at Christ Church Cathedral. Photographer unknown. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P216

. . . the jubilation . . .

Spontaneous rejoicing in the streets, looking down Granville from Georgia, on the original Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. Stuart Thomson photo. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P14.1

A member of the Canadian Women’s Army Corp celebrates the end of WWII, from atop a Court House (now Art Gallery) lion, August 14, 1945. Photo attributed to Pacific Command. Reference code AM54-S4-: Mil P220.3

Crowds in Vancouver celebrating VJ Day, August 14, 1945. James Crookall photo. Reference code AM640-: CVA 260-1463

Vancouver’s Chinese community celebrates VJ Day, Pender Street, August 14, 1945. James Crookall photo. Reference code AM640-: CVA 260-1508

. . . and the hope . . .

Two young boys distributing newspapers during VJ day celebrations in Vancouver, August 14, 1945. James Crookall photo. Reference code AM640-: CVA 260-1455

Chinese community parading on Cambie Street Grounds during VJ Day celebrations, August 14, 1945: “Let’s Have Lasting Peace”. James Crookall photo. Reference code AM640-: CVA 260-1484

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