2008 Remembrance Day Poster

The Veterans’ Week 2008 poster captures and pays tribute to Canada’s service men and women who have served this nation from the First World War to current missions. The images seen in the foreground feature Canadian Forces members on a training exercise before leaving for the international mission in Afghanistan. The central image shows a soldier departing for the Second World War saying a poignant goodbye to his five-year-old son. The soldier featured in the background on the left of the poster is a First World War medic. November 11, 2008 marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Government of Canada is committed to honouring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who have served Canada.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2008

Photo credits:

Foreground: Combat Camera, National Defence Central: Private Jack Bernard, B.C. Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles), 1940. New Westminster, B.C. National Archives of Canada/PA C-038723

Background: 5th Battalion, August 1916. Department of National Defence/National Archives of Canada/PA-000518

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