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Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

History

Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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British and French airmen fly over the monument prior to the opening of the service

History

Vimy Canadian Memorial photo essay

A trip back in time to the memorial’s dedication

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“In Flanders Fields” poem at McCrae House in Guelph, Ont

History

“In Flanders Fields”

The story behind the poem

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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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Men in an Albertan field wearing masks during the Spanish Influenza in the fall of 1918.

History

Excerpt from ‘The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada’

Read the account of one young soldier’s fight against the Spanish flu in 1918

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Animals in War Dedication in Ottawa

History

Animals that played a part in the First World War

From horses to dogs to glowworms, these animals helped soldiers

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Vimy Ridge giant floor map is displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Kids

New educational resources highlight Canada’s role in the First World War

Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society unveil new tools to help students explore the legacy of the Great War

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Wings of Courage biplanes

History

New project features replica First World War biplanes

Wings of Courage, the second installment of the A Nations Soars trilogy, has launched

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Oven roasted turkey, part of the typical modern-day meal at Thanksgiving

History

Canadian thanksgiving in November

How giving thanks was once linked to Armistice Day

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