A Collection of Stories from Our Military History
As we enter the month of November, we at Goose Lane Editions lend our thoughts to those who sacrificed so much so that we might have a better future. Amidst the pandemic, Remembrance Day will not look the same, but we are grateful that communities are willing to reshape traditions in order to come together safely to pay their respects.
Many Legions are taking their ceremonies outside; others are restricting the number of people who can attend; and of course, some have unfortunately had to cancel their events. For anyone whose regular ceremony has had to close, or for those whose health puts them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, many ceremonies will be streamed online. Every ceremony is being handled differently; we encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with their town’s plan and to watch for updates from local Legions. In this way, we may all find ways to participate safely in honouring our soldiers.
This month’s curated collection features stories from our military history. Books such as The New Brunswick Rangers in the Second World War by Matthew Douglass, D-Day to Carpiquet by Marc Milner, and A Family of Brothers by Brent Wilson give in-depth accounts of the people who fought, the battles in which they fought, and the truths of war.
In honour of Remembrance Day, we are offering a 15% discount to make our Military History collection more accessible. As well, free shipping will continue to apply on orders in Canada of $35 or more.
We are proud that in spite of a pandemic, Remembrance Day will not be forgotten. We are prouder still to find so many ceremonies taking the pandemic seriously and making the necessary and difficult changes needed to keep participants safe. Though this is not how we would like to come together in remembrance, at Goose Lane we are thankful to have the technology so that those who cannot be present in person may still gather in the names of the brave souls who gave all they could for us.