Attending Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th is a well known way to honour the men and women who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. There are many other ways, throughout the year, to remember the sacrifices and achievements of the one and a half million brave Canadians who served, and continue to serve, our country at home and abroad, and the more than 118,000 men and women who died so that we may live in peace and freedom today. Taking an active role to remember these people is one way to say "thank you."
Spread the word about Veterans' Week, Remembrance Day, and commemorative events with social media by using our mobile app Veterans Matter, by liking us on the Veterans Affairs Canada "Canada Remembers" Facebook page, or by following Veterans Affairs Canada on Twitter.
Invite a Veteran or a Canadian Armed Forces member as a Guest Speaker to come and speak to your class or community organization.
Watch or Listen
Listen to interviews with Veterans in the First World War Audio Archives.
Watch Learning Videos and "Heroes Remember" Mini-Documentaries about the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War.
Wear a poppy.
Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony. To find a ceremony visit our online calendar of events, or use the Veterans Matter mobile app, available all year.
Pause for two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. on November 11.
Plan and participate a commemorative ceremony at school or with a community group, using our Guide to Commemorative Services.
Organize a candlelight tribute ceremony at a cemetery to remember those who died during military service to Canada.
Last but certainly not least: never forget the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace—especially those who did not return