International Peacekeeping

Canada has a long history of serving in support of peace efforts around the world. More than 125,000 CAF members have served in international peacekeeping efforts in dozens of countries over the decades. Approximately 130 of them have lost their lives and many more have returned home with physical and psychological wounds. Canadian peacekeepers have […]

Afghanistan War

Canadians demonstrated great bravery time and again in Afghanistan. More than 40,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces served, and 158 Canadian soldiers died during the Afghanistan mission. Thousands of other veterans of the war were wounded physically and psychologically, leading to additional deaths by suicide. In addition to their military activities, Canadian Armed Forces […]

The Korean War

Over 26,000 Canadian Veterans served valiantly throughout the bitter conflict that is the Korean War. Tragically, 516 of these brave souls did not return, and many returned carrying both pride and traumas for their service. Although often seen as a forgotten war, this conflict is an important chapter in Canada’s military heritage.

Second World War

During the Second World War, over a million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served both at home and abroad. More than 45,000 of these courageous men and women gave their lives, and an additional 55,000 returned wounded. The sacrifices made by Veterans, both physically and mentally, are inscribed in the legacy and the heart of our nation.

First World War

Throughout the First World War, over 66,000 Canadian Veterans gave their lives, and more than 172,000 returned with wounds – both visible and unseen. Countless soldiers returned unscathed physically but returned home bearing the mental traumas of war. Their unwavering courage and sacrifice symbolize the enduring strength, resilience and character of Canada.