Tag ceremonial

Crowns and heroes

To know which leader is in charge, look for the largest headdress, tiara or crown. They are usually finely crafted from rare feathers, beads, or precious gold and jewels. Crowns are one of the most historic and ceremonial hallmarks of…

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Hallmarks-royal origins and modern uses

Hallmarking is a word that has come to mean the essence of a brand, or signature of an individual. But hallmarks actually began as a fraud prevention tool in medieval times. Assuring royals they got quality goods from gold and…

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Canada Remembers peace and poppies

Peace and poppies are the sentiment and symbols #CanadaRemembers in November. In this edition of Insignia Insights, we look at how Remembrance Day came to be. Tell you about the ultimate and untimely sacrifice of one Canadian soldier. And why…

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Canadian Firefighters Remember

We remember and honour Canadian firefighters on September 11 Over 1,100 Canadian firefighters have lost their lives serving Canada. Every day, courageous firefighters put their lives at risk to fight fires, like the massive one in Fort McMurray. Sometimes when…

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We remember In Flanders Fields turns 100

WHO: John McCrae, Canadian doctor, veteran and author of In Flanders Fields 100 years agoWHY WE LIKE THIS BRAND: We remember. Veterans are not a brand, they are real heroes who stand on guard and sacrifice for all and country.…

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