Memories of The Salvation Army During Wartime 

Posted on 5th November 2020, by
Family members are pictured sitting on jeep
From Normandy’s beaches to the liberation of Holland, Dartmouth native Henry proudly served his country during the Second World War. Throughout the years, he shared many war stories with his daughter, Mary. One always stood out to her—the work of The Salvation Army.   “There was no conscription to join the Canadian forces for the  […]

Lest We Forget

Posted on 9th November 2019, by
Lest We Forget text with poppies in the background
“I can’t imagine what life was like for my father who served in the Second World War,” says Kathleen. “I do know that he always told us stories about the kindness of The Salvation Army, which left a lasting impression on him during a very traumatic time.” Every Remembrance Day, The Salvation Army, along with  […]

War Bride Remembers First-Hand the Impact of The Salvation Army

Posted on 8th November 2018, by
the salvation army celebrates remembrance day
Kath Stewart, 93, has a personal connection to war and the service and sacrifices made. As Canadians remember and give thanks to people in all armed conflicts, past and present, Kath shares her vivid memories of extreme personal hardship and how The Salvation Army was present to comfort and help maintain military morale.“It’s not easy  […]

Veteran with PTSD Helps Himself by Helping Others

Posted on 8th November 2016, by
Aubrey Francis prepares meal for guests at Manna cafe
When thoughts of horror and loss start to seep into his mind, Aubrey Francis focuses on the positive things in his life―volunteering and his faith. “Remembrance Day is hard for me,” says the 47-year-old. “While serving in the military I witnessed some of the most gut-wrenching things you could imagine. There was so much hate  […]

We Remember

Posted on 9th November 2015, by
Salvation Army war services and canteens for troops
On Remembrance Day, what will you and your family remember? Remembrance Day began in response to the terrible death toll of the First World War. Today, it is as much a tribute to those currently serving in uniform as it is to those who have lost their lives in combat. Every Remembrance Day, The Salvation  […]

Tea in the Trenches

Posted on 11th November 2013, by
To a young Canadian soldier caught up in the carnage of the First World War, The Salvation Army was a welcome sight. William “Bill” Clarke freely admits he is a bit of a packrat. “I come from a long line of hoarders,” he laughs. After years of procrastinating, his wife sent him down to the  […]

Margaret’s Story

Posted on 5th November 2012, by
“When I see that ship in the photo, I think to myself, Did my kids and I really cross the Atlantic to Canada in a convoy, dodging enemy submarines the whole way?” says Margaret Eaton, who still vividly remembers living through the Second World War. Margaret had never ventured too far from home, but this  […]
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