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Remembrance

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.

A Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans

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They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

In their enduring memory, we pass the torch of remembrance.

We shall remember them.

We will remember them.

My name is Bill Black, I served in HMCS Cayuga in Korea and I would like to encourage all the Veterans and families of Veterans to phone, contact a Veteran on 11 November. We will remember them.

We will remember them.

I remember because I have been gifted with so many incredible things. I’ve been gifted with a country I am proud to call my home. I’ve been gifted with a nation that is peaceful and secure. And I’ve been gifted with a land, an oasis, really, that is beyond beautiful. I’ve been gifted those things by the generations of Canadians who served our nation, in Canada’s uniforms, through all of our history. Those men, women who served, who stood tall during the gas attacks in 1915, who stormed Vimy Ridge and survived Passchendaele, who then carried the maple leaf on their shoulder proudly during the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and who stormed the beaches and the hills of Dieppe and Normandy, and Sicily and Italy, who fought on the frozen ground of Korea and the blistering sands of Afghanistan and who continue the service in worldwide deployments today. I was gifted all of that by them, a hundred and twenty thousand of them who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation and to me. They gave their tomorrow for my today. That is why I remember.

We will remember them.

Thank you. Speaking on behalf of the youth of Canada, we know that the peaceful country we have today was made possible by the courage and sacrifice of all those who stepped forward to defend freedom during the Second World War. Today and always, we will remember those ordinary Canadians who put their lives on the line to do such extraordinary things. We will remember them.

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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

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

Medals

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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