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Canada Remembers
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Learn what it was like to serve in a United Nations peacekeeping mission from Veteran Fred LeBlanc #RememberThem

Fred LeBlanc was born in New Brunswick in 1935 and joined the Canadian Army at the age of 17. He served with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps where he started as a teletype operator before eventually became a cryptographer. Mr. LeBlanc was deployed to the Congo for a seven-month...
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Percy Wright
Gary White
Richard Shuttleworth
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/27/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
Looking Back at Vimy 100.

As many Canadians experienced being part of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, their thoughts are shared about the feelings they had in being part of the commemoration.

More information: [ Veterans.gc.ca Link ]
Dwayne Morrow
Kathleen Cluff
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/27/2017 at 13:45. Facebook
The RCAF’s Flight Lieutenant Ernie Glover shot down three enemy jet fighters during the Korean War #RememberThem

A total of 22 Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilots served in the Korean War theatre of operations while on detachment with the United States Air Force. Most of these men flew on combat missions that saw them frequently over enemy territory and engaging in dogfights with Chinese...
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The RCAFs Flight Lieutenant Ernie Glover shot down three enemy jet fighters
Charles Darrow
Tim Roberts
Catherine Butcher
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/26/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
Remembering the Fallen at Beaumont-Hamel.

While in France for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian delegation was given a tour of Beaumont-Hamel. Newfoundland delegates speak about the pride and emotions they have for visiting the site in respect for the fellow Newfoundlanders who fought and died here.

More information: [ Veterans.gc.ca Link ]
Karen Russell
Coleen Jones
Danielle Skinner
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/26/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
#DYK as many as 12,000 Indigenous men and women have bravely served in the Canadian military over the years? #FactFriday

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada have a long and proud tradition of military service to our country. While exact statistics are difficult to determine, it has been estimated that as many as 12,000 of these brave men and women would serve in uniform during...
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DYK as many as 12000 Indigenous men and women have bravely served
Rod Rego
Nick Richards
Paul Harper
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Canada Remembers
05/26/2017 at 12:09. Facebook
The Second Battle of Ypres ended 102 years ago. It marked the first mass use of poison gas, by Germany, on the Western Front during the First World War.

The painting portrays the Canadian stand during this 1915 battle. The artwork measures over 3.7 metres by nearly 6 metres and was created by war artist Richard Jack. It’s on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa....
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Douglas P Jones
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Canada Remembers
05/25/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
May 26, 1951: A landing party from HMCS Nootka helped destroy an enemy bridge during the Korean War #ThrowbackThursday

More than 26,000 Canadians served on land, at sea and in the air during the Korean War. The Royal Canadian Navy saw action in a number of roles in the Far East over the course of the conflict. One of the most interesting things our warships did was take part in a number of...
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May 26 1951 A landing party from HMCS Nootka helped destroy an
Mike W Johnston
Ian Jones
Gordon Stewart
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/25/2017 at 12:08. Facebook
“They shall grow not 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.”
From “For the Fallen,” by Laurence Binyon
May 25, 2000:
An “unknown soldier of Vimy” lies in state for three days in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa before he is laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the...
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Canada Remembers 05/25/2017
Bryan Guthardt
Sheila Hall-Mclaughlin
Catherine Schnurr
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/24/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
#DYK Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow was a highly decorated Indigenous soldier during the First World War? #RememberThem

The long tradition of honourable service by Indigenous recruits in the Canadian military is truly impressive. One of the most highly decorated of these thousands of brave individuals was Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow. This Cree soldier from Ontario was an elite sniper in the...
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DYK Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow was a highly decorated Indigenous soldier during the
Bob Spisak
Yann Castelnot
Bob Neubauer
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/24/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Learn about some of the many contributions made by Chinese-Canadians during the Second World War #WorldWarWednesday

Despite the many barriers erected by the less inclusive Canadian society of the day, hundreds of Chinese-Canadians persevered to serve in uniform during the Second World War. Explore our “Heroes Remember — Chinese-Canadian Veterans” web feature today to hear the stories of 21 of...
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Learn about some of the many contributions made by ChineseCanadians during the
Dawn Steger
Bob Spisak
Percy Wright
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/23/2017 at 21:05. Facebook
It's Indigenous Awareness Week in Canada’s Public Service. We salute the many brave Indigenous men and women who have served. #RememberThem

Indigenous Canadians have a long and proud tradition of military service in our country. Thousands of these brave men and women have served in uniform over the years, defending peace both here at home and overseas. This Indigenous Awareness Week in the...
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Its Indigenous Awareness Week in Canadas Public Service We salute the many
Bob Spisak
Yann Castelnot
Jean Nicolson
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/23/2017 at 18:42. Facebook
Bev Stronach
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/23/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
We remember Corporal Matthew McCully of Ontario who died on May 25, 2007. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial #TributeTuesday

Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan was our country’s most significant military operation in recent years. More than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members would serve in the Afghanistan theatre of operations between 2001...
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We remember Corporal Matthew McCully of Ontario who died on May 25
Glenn Chase
Stan Lomas
Michelle Erickson
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/23/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
May 23, 1944: Canadians helped breach the Hitler Line in Italy’s Liri Valley during the Second World War #RememberThem

Our country’s participation in the Italian Campaign was one of the most important efforts the Canadian Army made during the Second World War. More than 93,000 Canadians served in Italy between the summer of 1943 and the winter of 1945 and more than 26,000 of them would become...
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May 23 1944 Canadians helped breach the Hitler Line in Italys Liri
David Lew
Ken Smith
Sid Senior
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/22/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
Queen Victoria (1819–1901) crocheted eight special scarves—an award for heroism for soldiers serving with British forces in the South African War. The Queen's Royal Cypher VRI (Victoria Regina Imperatrix) is hand-stitched into one of the loops. One was awarded to Private Richard Thompson, a Canadian soldier in the South African war.

More information: [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Queen Victoria 18191901 crocheted eight special scarvesan award for heroism for soldiers
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Lesley Scott
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/22/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
This Victoria Day, learn about the brave Canadian servicemen who have earned the prestigious Victoria Cross over the years #RememberThem

Countless Canadians in uniform have exhibited great courage during times of war, but only the bravest of the brave have received the Victoria Cross. This prestigious decoration – the highest award for military gallantry that a Canadian can receive – was...
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This Victoria Day learn about the brave Canadian servicemen who have earned
Terry R Pritchard
Judith Brydon
Al Malcomson
Canada Remembers
Canada Remembers
05/22/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument honours the brave Indigenous men and women who have served in uniform over the years. #MemorialMonday

This is Indigenous Awareness Week in Canada’s Public Service. Did you know that by some estimates as many as 12,000 Indigenous people served in the Canadian military during the First and Second World Wars and in the Korean War? The beautiful National...
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The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument honours the brave Indigenous men and women
Susan Lorden
Catherine Butcher
Malcolm Peter
#DYK that junior hockey's Memorial Cup is named in honour of all Canadians who died in military service? #RememberThem

The Memorial Cup is awarded each year to the junior hockey champions of the Canadian Hockey League. It was donated in 1919 by the Ontario Hockey Association in honour of those who died during the First World War. The cup is a symbol of remembrance and it highlights a special...
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DYK that junior hockeys Memorial Cup is named in honour of all
Jason Robertson
Gloria Ross
Debbie Elliott
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, we reflect on the incredible contributions they have made in marking and maintaining Commonwealth graves and memorials in over 150 countries.

The work they have done over the last century has helped ensure that the 1.7 million Commonwealth service members who died during the First and Second World Wars will never be...
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In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Jim Morris
Ken Smith
Shelley Hagar
#DYK that Canada’s Donald MacLaren was a top ace of the First World War, destroying 54 enemy aircraft? #RememberThem

Our country produced a remarkable number of flying aces (airmen who shot down five or more enemy aircraft) during the First World War. One of Canada’s top aces was Donald MacLaren, who ended the war being officially credited with 54 aerial victories—a total even more impressive...
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DYK that Canadas Donald MacLaren was a top ace of the First
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Bob Spisak
David Rayner