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Aboriginal Veterans Day - November 8th
NEW! Resources to honour and remember Indigenous veterans
Royal Canadian Legion Aboriginal Veterans Lapel Pin
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Canada's Forgotten First Remembrance Day
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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The Virtual War Memorial is an online database containing images, such as photos and memorabilia, of individual Canadians who served their nation. The database contains a registry of graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians.
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Introduction: What is Remembrance Day about?
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According to Veterans Affairs Canada:
- Remembrance Day commemorates Canadians who died in service to Canada from the South African War to current missions.
- It is held every November 11.The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
- From 1923 to 1931, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. Thanksgiving was also celebrated on this day.
- In 1931, MP Allan Neill introduced a bill to hold Armistice Day on a fixed day - November 11. During the bill's introduction, it was decided the word "Remembrance" would be used instead of "Armistice." The bill passed and Remembrance Day was first conducted on November 11, 1931. Thanksgiving Day was moved to October 12 that year.
Veterans Affairs Canada. (2013). Facts on Remembrance Day. Retreived from http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/teach_resources/remdayfact
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Information about Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone where Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage.
FREE NFB Film: Forgotten Warriors
Although they could not be conscripted when World War II was declared, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal men enlisted. Unlike other veterans, they were not offered the chance to buy cheap land as a reward for fighting--on the contrary, many returned to find that parts of their reserve land had been given away. In this video, Aboriginal veterans share their war memories and their healing process.
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