Remembrance Day: In Memory of the Men and Women Who Have Served

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace. (Veterans Affairs Canada)

This collection features a selection of stories marking this special day, in which we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country.

  • 2015
  • 13-14
  • 31 Titles

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The National D-Day 70: Juno Beach Inspires Teacher

Neil Orford is one of those high school teachers you don't forget. But it is Juno Beach he wants students to remember. He is deeply committed to that place and that moment when Canadian troops landed on what will always be remembered as D-Day. "I think Juno Beach is a sacred piece of Canadian territory in another land," says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National D-Day 70: Love Story

Sheila Whitten served as a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy and is also believed to be the first Canadian to visit the main Canadian cemetery in Normandy. This is her story of love and remembrance.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National D-Day 70: The Veterans

Canadian soldiers Norman Corke, Nelson Earle, John Hadley, Wally Metcalfe and Cyril Roach all took part in the Normandy campaign. They share with us their hopes, fears and memories of D-Day, one of the most important days of World War II.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

CBC News D-Day 70: Youngsters Honour Sacrifices

In a unique and meaningful way, elementary school students in Regina honour the veterans of the Regina Rifles, one of the first Canadian regiments to land on D-Day.
  • 2014
  • 00:03:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

News in Review - May D-Day: 50 Years Later

Important archival footage is the backdrop against which the importance of the commemoration of the Normandy invasion is assessed.
  • 1994
  • 00:10:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1994

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The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do Canadians Know about our Military History?

How much do Canadians know about our country's military history? Join three historians, an educator and an author for a roundtable discussion about diversity in the armed forces, the military's role in defining our nation and the differing perspectives on Canada's military past. Moderated by Ted Barris, journalist and author, the panel includes: Desmond Morton, Institute for the Study of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:41:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

The National Identifying the remains of lost soldiers

Identifying the remains of soldiers lost in war is a long process involving hours of careful work. Many have gone unidentified for decades. For those tasked with examining them, they know the closure it brings to the families who lost loved ones makes it worthwhile.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017