2002 Remembrance Day Poster

Each year Veterans Affairs Canada commissions the design of a poster to commemorate Veterans’ Week.

Over the years, the Veterans’ Week posters have been both artistic and photographic in nature. Themes have ranged from marking specific battles or events to portray the very personal side of war and peace.

Primary Photo

Brendan Matthews of Yellowknife, North West Terriories, visits the grave site of an unknown Canadian soldier in France. Brendan was one of 13 youths selected from all provinces and territories across Canada to participate in the 85th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Learning Tour in April of 2002. Photo: Gail Ferris, Veterans Affairs Canada

Background Photos from left to right:

Sergeant Ernest (Smoky) Smith, VC, CM, CD, WWII veteran and Canada’s only surviving Victoria Cross recipient. This photo was taken during the unveiling of the National Aboriginal War Memorial in Ottawa. Photo: Bill Badets, Veterans Affairs Canada, June 21, 2001.

Private Joseph Meconse, 1st Battalion of Canadian Guards, photographed at the unveiling of the National Aboriginal War Memorial in Ottawa. Photo: Bill Badets, Veterans Affairs Canada, June 21, 2001.

Corporal Kim Burns, a member of the 105-member unit part of Canada’s Military Contribution to Interfet. This photo was taken while Cpl. Burns was attending the memorial service of Lieutenant John David Miller at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Australia. Photo: Sgt. Serge Peters, November 8, 1999

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