Veterans Week 2017 - Commemoration

Veterans Week 2017 - Commemoration

Honouring those who have served Canada

We encourage all Canadians to remember and honour these brave men and women in uniform.

Veterans' Week November 5-11

2017 is a special year for the commemoration of Canada's military heritage.

  • VIMY APRIL 1917 - 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • DIEPPE AUGUST 1942 - 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
  • PASSCHENDAELE NOVEMBER 1917 - 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
    - Many acts of great courage with nine soldiers earning the Victoria Cross - the highest award in Canada for military valour.

Veterans Affairs Canada works in Canada and abroad to:

  • Lead major commemorative events (Support organizations leading remembrance initiatives)
  • Preserve war memorials, graves and cemeteries
  • Provide financial assistance for funeral and burial services
  • Promote awareness of what Canadians in uniform have done over the years (Provide learning materials for youth)
  • Issue and replace medals (Second World War and Korean War)

How can YOU remember them?

  • Join the conversation #CanadaRemembers #Passchendaele100
  • Wear a poppy
  • Thank a Veteran
  • Learn about our military history
  • Attend a ceremony
  • Visit

Did you know?

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served in uniform since Confederation and more than 118,000 have given their lives.

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