Canada Remembers
yesterday at 20:05. Facebook
#DYK Canadian soldiers who went into action at Vimy were loaded down with as much as 36 kg (80lbs) of gear? #Vimy100

You had to be tough to be a front line Canadian soldier during the First World War. Life in the trenches was definitely not for the faint of heart – for instance, our soldiers had to carry a lot of ammuniton and supplies with them during an attack as they had to be ready to...
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yesterday at 17:15. Facebook
#DYK that hundreds of thousands of Canadians served in uniform during the decades of the Cold War? #ThrowbackThursday

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the Soviet Union and its communist allies faced off against the United States and other democratic countries for political and military influence around the globe. Known as the “Cold War,” this tense showdown lasted from the mid-1940s...
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yesterday at 16:32. Facebook
Canada Army Run to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a new running event.

The Vimy Challenge will combine the 5K and 10K events and participants who complete both will receive a one-of-a-kind military coin for taking part. #Vimy100
Canada Remembers
02/22/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
At Veterans Affairs Canada, we remember the contributions and sacrifices of Black Canadians who have served in uniform over the years—and the impact they continue to make today in the Canadian Armed Forces. #BlackHistoryMonth

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Canada Remembers
02/22/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
News of our soldiers’ great triumph at Vimy Ridge was greeted excitedly by Canadians on the home front #Vimy100

By the spring of 1917, the First World War had been raging for more than 2 ½ years. The fighting had become a grim war of attrition, with the combatants dug into opposing lines of trenches strongly defended by machine guns, snipers and artillery fire. Any effort to “go over the...
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02/22/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
February 22, 1943—HMCS Weyburn hit a mine in the Strait of Gibraltar during the Second World War and sank. #WorldWarWednesday

HMCS Weyburn was a corvette in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. The warship, named after the town in Saskatchewan, saw service as a convoy escort in the Battle of the Atlantic. On February 22, 1943, it struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea while...
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02/21/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
We remember Private Mark Graham of Ontario who died on September 4, 2006. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. #TributeTuesday #BHM

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...
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Canada Remembers
02/21/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
February 21, 1951—a Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry patrol was fired on during the Korean War, the first Canadian soldiers to be attacked during the conflict. #RememberThem

More than 26,000 Canadians served on land, at sea and in the air during the Korean War of 1950–1953. Our soldiers came under enemy fire in Korea for the first time on February 21, 1951, during a patrol by men...
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02/21/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
We remember Private Daniel Francis Gienow who died on April 9, 1917 at the age of 22. #Vimy100

Born on January 11, 1895, Daniel Gienow enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in Saskatchewan and served with the 5th Battalion during the First World War. Private Gienow sadly lost his life on April 9, 1917, during the Battle of Vimy Ridge and is buried in the Nine Elms Military Cemetery in France....
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02/20/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
#DYK the names of 11,285 fallen Canadians are inscribed on the walls of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial? #Vimy100

The majestic Canadian National Vimy Memorial is our country’s best known monument to the First World War. It also, however, serves as a somber memorial specifically to the Canadians who lost their lives in France during the 1914-1918 conflict and have no known grave. Some...
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02/20/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
The Paardeberg Memorial and Vendusie Drift Garden of Remembrance honour Canadians who died in the Battle of Paardeberg. #MemorialMonday

The Paardeberg Memorial and Vendusie Drift Garden of Remembrance honour the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the South African War’s Battle of Paardeberg (February 18–27, 1900). This was the first major engagement for our troops in South Africa...
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02/19/2017 at 19:10. Facebook
Many cemeteries in Canada reflect our military history; share interesting hometown headstones you find. #RememberThem

Evocative evidence of Canada’s rich military history isn’t something only to be found in overseas war cemeteries or on the former battlefields of Europe. The simple grey headstones that mark the final resting places of many Canadian service members and Veterans can be found in...
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02/19/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
The decades since the Battle of Vimy Ridge have slipped by, but the legacy of those brave Canadian soldiers lives on #Vimy100

Can you picture yourself in their shoes? What do their sacrifices mean to you? Let us know in the comment section.

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Canada Remembers
02/18/2017 at 21:29. Facebook
#OTDH February 18, 1920 – The Canadian Air Force is formed in Canada, with Borden, Ontario, as the training site.
Photo: First graduating class at Camp Borden, May 1917 Library and Archives Canada

#RCAF #RCAFProud #Canada150

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Canada Remembers
02/18/2017 at 14:48. Facebook
We remember Corporal Robert C. Goodfellow who died on February 18, 1900. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. #RememberThem

Robert Cuthbert Goodfellow was born in Kingston, Ontario. He served in local militia units and was practicing as a dentist in Montreal before volunteering to go overseas during the South African War. He was serving with...
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02/17/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
Hear what it was like to fight in the Korean War from Canadian Veteran Errol Patrick who was there. #RememberThem

Errol Patrick was born in Montreal in 1930 and served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery during the Korean War. He remained in the military after the conflict ended, retiring in 1985 as Chief Warrant Officer of Artillery at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, after 35 years of...
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02/17/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Colour has been added to an iconic black and white image from the First World War, bringing a new perspective to our military history. #Vimy100

The now vibrant photograph of exhausted Canadian soldiers returning from the Battle of the Somme vividly captures the mud, devastation and grim determination that characterized one of the most devastating battles of the First World War. Enlarged to...
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02/17/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
February 18, 1900—The South African War’s Battle of Paardeberg begins; 18 Canadians killed & more than 60 wounded. #FactFriday

The South African War, fought from 1899 to 1902, was the first time that a large contingent of Canadian soldiers served overseas. The first major action that the Canadians saw in Africa came in the bitter Battle of Paardeberg. Eighteen Canadians would be killed and...
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02/17/2017 at 14:37. Facebook