A Day of Remembrance
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment
of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then.
More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died.
Most of them were your age when they they left their homes, families, classrooms, and the arms of those they loved. So many, never came home again.
They gave their lives and their futures, so that we may live in peace today.