Canada Remembers

First held throughout the Commonwealth in 1919, Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.

For Canadian students, an important resource is the Memory Project, coordinated by the Historica-Dominion Institute. The project is dedicated to preserving memories of war veterans in order pass on first hand memories of Canada’s participation in the Second World War as well as the Korean War. Stories are available on their website as well as numerous interactive resources in the classroom section. Another service that this project provides is a Speaker’s Bureau. Many Canadian students have heard from veterans this week who have provided first-hand accounts of their experiences in the war.

Veterans’ Affairs Canada has several resources on their website and encourages Canadians to “make remembrance more than something you feel-make it something you do.”