Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country .
It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, give thanks and remember all the sacrifices made in the past and present
LCCC will have a two-minute silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2021 to appreciate our veterans and indigenous veterans who fought for our freedoms today.
Let us also remind and emphasize to our kids of
making peaceful choices,
being kind and considerate at school,
on the playground, in our homes and in our community.
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters, Virtual Ceremony (more information here) – Facebook page, 10:45 am
Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance, Virtual Ceremony (more information here) – YouTube link, 10:45 am
Veteran Affairs Canada, Remember Canada’s Veterans – Facebook link, 10:00 am
Royal Canadian Air Force Foundation, Virtual Ceremony – register here, 10:40 am
The Royal Canadian Legion also has details on ceremonies across the country at www.legion.ca.
The contributions of Indigenous People in the Second World War
There were many Indigenous people from every region of Canada that served in the armed forces during the Second World War.
Brave Indigenous men and women left their homes during the Second World War to serve Canada and to contribute to the struggle for peace, were true heroes. The challenges that they had to face and overcome makes their achievements all the more notable..
Their courage, sacrifices, and accomplishments are a continuing source of pride to their families, communities, and all Canadians.
Let us take the time to acknowledge and recognize their bravery.
At least 3,000 First Nations members—including 72 women—enlisted, as well as an unknown number of Inuit, Métis, and other Indigenous people. The actual numbers were no doubt much higher.
Among this small number of identified Indigenous members of the forces, at least 17 decorations for bravery in action were earned.
Did you know...?
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the remembrance poppy
In 1921, the poppy was adopted as the flower of remembrance, meaning this year marks the 100th anniversary of the remembrance poppy in Canada.
The Royal Canadian Legion estimates 20 million poppies will be distributed by its branches throughout Canada for 2021.
Over 170,000 Canadians have died in wars since 1812, fighting for our freedom
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, famous Canadian army doctor who wrote "In Flanders Fields", was born in Guelph, Ontario on November 30, 1872
The poppy was one of the first flowers to bloom on the battlefields in Belgium and France during the First World War. The lime from rubble and debris make a fertile ground for poppies to grow.
1.5 million Canadians have served in our military. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served to protect our nation throughout history and more than 118,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.
Canadian women played, and continue to play, an important role in Canadian military history. More than 50,000 Canadian women served in the military and as nursing sisters in the Second World War, and close to 3,000 Nursing Sisters served in the First World War.