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2021 Veterans’ Week Poster

Service, Courage and Sacrifice. At home, around the world and across generations.

Canadian military members have a long tradition of defending peace and helping others. This year’s Veterans’ Week poster reflects several milestones that illustrate this proud legacy of service. From left to right:

A Canadian soldier during a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. This year marks the 10th  anniversary of the end of Canada’s combat mission in the country in 2011.

A Canadian peacekeeper on patrol in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the first large-scale United Nations peacekeeping mission there in 1956.

A Canadian soldier carrying a sandbag to help fight rising floodwaters. Canadian Armed Forces members often help here at home, like 25 years ago during the devastating Saguenay floods in Quebec in 1996.

A Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldier helping a wounded comrade get to an aid station near the Kapyong Valley. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War’s Battle of Kapyong in 1951.

A Canadian aviator at an airbase in Qatar during the Gulf War. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the end of this tense conflict in the Persian Gulf region in 1991.

A Canadian signaler using a spotting scope in the hills of Hong Kong. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Second World War’s Defence of Hong Kong in 1941.

A pair of Canadian soldiers training near the Somme Valley in France during the First World War. This year marks the 105th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel in 1916.  

This Veterans’ Week, how will you remember all those who have served and sacrificed in uniform over the years?

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Photo credits:

  • Afghanistan, Egypt, flood relief and Gulf War imagery — Department of National Defence
  • Somme imagery — Library and Archives Canada
  • Kapyong imagery — Imperial War Museum
  • Hong Kong imagery — Veterans Affairs Canada

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2021.

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