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Veterans want Canadians to understand the price of freedom. They are passing the torch to the people of Canada, so the memory of their sacrifices will continue, and the values they fought for will live on in all of us.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has impacted the regular operation of our commemorative services, programs and activities.

If you need information on how specific programs are affected, you can learn more from our COVID-19: Commemorative Services, Programs and Activities page. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you are a Veteran looking for information on services and benefits, visit our Information for Veterans page.

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Wars and conflicts

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

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People and stories

Learn the stories of soldiers, Veterans, volunteers, and others who have served Canada.

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Battles and stages

Learn about Canada's victories, losses, and defining moments in conflicts around the world.

Classroom materials

Resources, lesson plans, and activities for the classroom.

Commemorative events

Upcoming events that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian Veterans.


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


Information on medals and military decorations since Confederation.

Search for family and friends who died in service

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial is a registry of Canadians who died in service to our country.

Video interviews

Explore our collection of Heroes Remember interviews to hear personal stories from those who were there.

Visitor Education Centre at Vimy Memorial: Faces of Freedom exhibit

Stories of extraordinary service. Visit this exhibit at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

How to find service records

Those who wish to access military service records must do so through Library and Archives Canada.

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