Saturday, November 5, 2011

Canada's Veterans' Week

Veterans' Week 2010

Canadian Veterans' Week will remember those Canadians who are, and have been, members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Veterans Affairs Canada,, is asking us to "Make remembrance more than something you feel. Make it something you do".

This Veterans’ Week, take the remembrance challenge - "There are many ways to show that you remember and honour our Veterans". For instance -
  • Pin a poppy above your heart.
  • Attend the local Remembrance Day ceremony.
  • Talk to a friend or relative who has just returned home from Afghanistan or who served in other areas of conflict.
  • Listen to Veterans talk about their experiences.
  • Create a mashup and share it on the Veterans Affairs Canada YouTube Channel.
  • Visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Facebook fan page, write on our wall, and share how you remember.
  • Follow Veterans Affairs Canada on Twitter and tweet about how you remember.

  • Change your Facebook profile picture to a poppy.

  • Blog, tweet or update your Facebook status about the importance of remembrance.
You can share your experiences with people who have put their experiences online in a video at the Remembrance Feed at 

You can share the experiences of the students at Westgrove School from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the experience of Jason Peters from College of New Caledonia, Prince George, B.C., to the experience of Cindi Hachey from Maugerville, New Brunswick.

Visit the Events page at for more information on  the events nearest you.

As the website says, "Together, it is our duty to pass on the legacy and keep the memories of our Canadian Veterans alive."

Tomorrow's Post: Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets (1910-1941)