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Date > 1900

Organization > Veterans Affairs Canada

Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

Type: Document

The tomb is a symbol of the gallantry and sacrifice of all the Commonwealth war dead. Whether the remains are those of a sailor, a soldier, or an airman and whether he fought in the forces of Great Britain, or one of the Dominions, or of a British Colony, nobody knows. How he came to be interred with Kings at Westminster Abbey is the subject of this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

55th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Campaign - Abbaye d'Ardenne

Type: Document

As the Second World War drew to a close in Europe and the allies advanced in France, many Canadian prisoners of war were taken aside and shot. A total of 20 Canadians were executed near Villons-les-Buissons in the Abbaye d'Ardenne. Learn more about these soldiers and how they are remembered.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden

Type: Document

The Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden was erected in three parts, the last part dedicated by the people of Korea to the memory of the thousands of Canadians who served there. It is located near where the Battle of Kapyong was fought in April 1951.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Epilogue to Valour Remembered - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

On July 27, 1953 the Korea Armistice Agreement was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting. For the first time in history an international organization had intervened effectively with a multinational force to stem aggression.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Photo Gallery - South African War

Type: Image

A photo gallery is presented here commemorating fallen Canadians. Some photos of veterans appear in the collection as well as the cemetaries where they were buried and monuments memorializing their contribution to the war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Menin Gate Memorial and St. George's Church

Type: DocumentSound

These two edifices originally had other purposes then memorial buildings. They came to represent those who fought and died at Ypres. Through donations of materials, time, and money these buildings will stand and echo with the sound of the Last Post long after the last soldier of this battle has joined his fallen comrades.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse/Putôt-en-Bessin

Type: Document

Several Canadian regiments fought fierce and costly battles for these two towns and when they held ground the Germans finally withdrew. A monument on the beach at Putôt-en-Bessin commemorates these Canadians.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Nursing Sisters who lost their Lives

Type: Document

This list of nursing sisters who died serving in the two world wars links to personal information, description of military service and details about their gravesites. Some links include pictures and memoribilia and drawing and location of grave plot.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Bayeux Memorial

Type: Document

The Bayeux Memorial honours those men of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who fell in the assault upon Normandy beaches or in the sweep to the Seine and have no known grave. Approximately 14,000 Canadians landed in Normandy on D-Day. The Canadian assault force suffered 1,074 casualties, of which 359 were fatal.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada