Veterans know the price paid for our freedom and they want all Canadians to share in this understanding. They are passing the torch of remembrance to us, the people of Canada, to ensure that the memory of their efforts and sacrifices will not die with them, and that an appreciation of the values they fought for will live on in all Canadians.

Calendar of events

Events of interest to Veterans, Canada's military and the Canadian public.


A closer look at Canada's military history from the South African War to the present.

Medals and decorations

Information on medals and military decorations since Confederation.

Funding programs

Funding for projects that recognize traditional and modern-day Canadian Veterans and those who died in service.

Heroes Remember interviews

The personal recollections of ordinary Canadians who became heroes when confronted with extraordinary circumstances.


Memorials and war cemeteries in Canada and around the world that honour Canadians who have served.

Get involved

Explore different ways to remember and honour the sacrifices and achievements of those who served in uniform over the years.

Information for educators and students

Understanding the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians in uniform over the years helps us to better understand our nation.

Remembering those who served

Learn more about Canadians who served from the South African War to the present.


Korean War

The Korean War was fought in the Far East from 1950 to 1953.

World Wars Commemoration

During the World Wars commemoration period (2014-2020), Canada is proudly recognizing those who bravely served and sacrificed on our behalf.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have given their lives serving Canada or the United Kingdom.

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