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2001 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. This year’s poster chronicles Canadians, both Veterans and Peacekeepers, in the roles they play for Canada’s wartime and peacekeeping efforts. Photos from WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Canada’s most recent peacekeeping mission have been blended together to create a photo collage that represents Canada’s various roles in war and peacekeeping, both past and present.

Primary Photo

Corporal Gaétan Roy of Reconnaissance Platoon, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, meets a young resident during a familiarization patrol. As part of Operation ECLIPSE, Canada’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Reconnaissance Platoon provided a security screen by patrolling frequently on the Eritrean side, north of the Temporary Security Zone. (Photo by MCpl Danielle Bernier, J5PA Combat Camera, Dek’emhare, Eritrea, January 3, 2001)

Collage Photos from clockwise top left

Private James Wyman, 1st Battalion, PPCLI, taking part in Exercise Charlie Horse II - Korea 1952. (Photo taken by W.H. Olsen)

HMCS New Waterford. (National Archives of Canada)

First World War (1914 - 1918)
A wounded Canadian who took part in the capture of Hill 70 leaving casualty clearing station - August 1917. (National Archives of Canada)

Aircrew walking towards Handley Page "Halifax" aircraft of No. 6 Bomber Group, R.C.A.F., in Yorkshire, 27 October 1944.

Consult Veterans Affairs Canada’s Web site regularly for news and information on Veterans’ Week activities.

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