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Commemorative events

Upcoming events that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian Veterans.

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Repatriation of an unknown Newfoundland First World War soldier

This memorial initiative will help preserve the legacy of the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who served, fought and died, and those who have no known final resting place.

Operation Persistence 25th anniversary

80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Canadians landed on the beaches of Normandy 6 June 1944 – D-Day – and helped begin the liberation of Western Europe.

National Peacekeepers’ Day

Canadian peacekeepers have served all over the world to restore and maintain peace. To recognize their efforts, Canada designated August 9th as National Peacekeepers Day.

Canada Remembers: The virtual panel series

Listen. Learn. Discuss. The virtual panel series allows you to learn more about commemoration, Canada’s military history, and the experiences of our Veterans.

Significant commemorative events

Find information on recurring commemorative milestone days, weeks and other events.

Candlelight Tribute Ceremony

Candlelight ceremonies began in the Netherlands to honour those who liberated the country from German occupation during the Second World War.

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