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Books of Remembrance

The eight Books of Remembrance contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who have given their lives in the service of our country.

Traditionally kept under protective glass in the Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, the books are currently displayed at Parliament Hill’s Visitor Welcome Centre, in the Room of Remembrance, while Centre Block undergoes a decade-long renovation.

Memorial Chamber

Memorial Chamber

Learn more about the Memorial Chamber, the permanent home of the Books of Remembrance

Room of Remembrance


The Room of Remembrance is the temporary home of the Books of Remembrance.

Information on the Books of Remembrance

Ceremony procedures

Every morning at eleven o'clock, a member of the House of Commons Protective Service Staff turns the pages of the Books of Remembrance.


See when every page from each Book of Remembrance will be on display.

History of the Books

Learn about each of the eight Books of Remembrance.

Ranks, units, and decorative pages

Explore ranks, units and decorative pages from the Books of Remembrance.

Request a copy of a page

You can obtain a copy of a page from the Books of Remembrance by ordering online.

Search the Books

Find a name in the Books of Remembrance.

If you have any questions about the Books of Remembrance, please email Veterans Affairs Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is a registry to honour and remember the Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have given their lives while serving their country, since Confederation. The names of fallen soldiers found in the CVWM are also inscribed in the first seven Books of Remembrance.

National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mothers

The National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother is chosen annually by the Royal Canadian Legion to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11. The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) is awarded to mothers and widows (next of kin) of Canadian soldiers who died on active duty or whose death was consequently attributed to such duty.

Memorial Cross
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