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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Schedule of Events

Type: Document

Schedule of events from May 23 to May 28, 2000. These include a brief time table for the events that surrounded the movement of the Unknown Soldier in both France and Canada. Links are provided for more detailed information regarding the ceremonies.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Ottawa

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

"This unknown soldier was not able to live out his allotted span of life to contribute to his country. But in giving himself totally through duty, commitment, love and honour he has become part of us forever. As we are part of him." So spoke The Honourable Adrienne Clarkson as the journey that began for one young soldier decades ago during World War One finally ended as he was returned to Canadian soil, a representative of all those who rest forever in unmarked graves.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Pozières Cemetery: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Vimy France

Type: Document

The 6:45 wake-up call, this morning, comes far too early for most of the delegation members, many of whom didn't get to bed before one o'clock Arras time. By 8:15 we are in the coaches and on our way to the British Commonwealth War Graves cemetery, just outside of Pozières a quaint village about 25 minutes from our hotel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Vimy France

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

May 25, 2000 marked the beginning of a journey home for a young man who sacrificed his life for his country. This is a first hand account of one of those who had the honour of accompanying him from the battlefields of France to his permanent resting place in Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

A Vital Factor – The Militia

Type: Document

A vital factor throughout Canadian military history has been the role of the militia or reserves. While there has been a shift from a small professional core of soldiers supporting a larger militia, to a small militia supporting a larger regular force; society has seen the necessity of funding both groups.

Site: National Defence

Canada's Secret War: Vietnam

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Vietnam may have been America's war but Canada was heavily involved — for and against. Canada harboured American draft dodgers and helped supervise ceasefires. But at the same time, about 30,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in southeast Asia. And there was Canada's involvement in secret missions, weapons testing and arms production. The CBC Archives looks at Canada's role in the Vietnam War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Vietnam War: Investigating Agent Orange Claims

Type: Document

This episode deals with Canada's production of the chemical later known as Agent Orange and the after-effects of its use in Vietnam by American forces.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

History as Monument - The Sculptures on the Vimy Memorial

Type: Document

This article describes how the Canadian War Museum came to have custody of seventeen of the plaster figures of the Vimy Memorial created by Canadian sculptor Walter Allward, as well as the historical significance of the memorial.

Site: Canadian War Museum