International Peacekeeping

Canada has a rich history of participating in peacekeeping missions worldwide. Over 125,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been involved in various international peacekeeping operations across numerous countries. Tragically, around 130 of these individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice, while many others have come back home bearing both physical and psychological scars. The […]

Afghanistan War

Canadians displayed immense courage repeatedly in Afghanistan. Over 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel served, with 138 soldiers losing their lives during the mission. Numerous other veterans suffered physical and psychological wounds, tragically resulting in further casualties due to suicide. In addition to their military responsibilities, Canadian Armed Forces personnel actively engaged in various humanitarian efforts. […]

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.