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In Flanders Fields - Leonard Cohen site description for In Flanders Fields - Leonard Cohen
Accompanied by images from the First World War, Leonard Cohen recites the poem "In Flanders Fields", written by John McCrae. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKoJvHcMLfc

 
Veterans Affairs Canada: John McCrae site description for Veterans Affairs Canada: John McCrae
"In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian, John McCrae, a doctor and teacher, who served in both the South African War and the First World War.  
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/mccrae

 
McCord Museum - John McCrae site description for McCord Museum - John McCrae
This interactive provides a biography of the life and achievements of John McCrae, the author of "In Flanders Fields". 
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/projects/CH/animCH.php?tourID=GE_P3_3_EN&Lang=1&type=flash

 
The Military Museums - Mural of Honour site description for The Military Museums - Mural of Honour
This mural, which is physically located in the foyer of the Military Museums in Calgary, comprises 240 separate images in a 20-foot by 12-foot mosaic. From here, you can virtually explore the mural and the 240 tiles "that represent Canada‚Äôs military history from the Battle of 1812 to present day op... 
https://themilitarymuseums.ca/visit/mural-of-honour

 
Tower of London poppy installation in 2014 site description for Tower of London poppy installation in 2014
Read about the Tower of London's event remembering the British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. On November 11, 2014, there was a sea of 888,246 red poppies. 
http://ww1.canada.com/after-the-war/tower-of-london-poppy-installation-has-captured-the-worlds-imagination

 
Veterans Affairs Canada: Indigenous Soldiers - Foreign Battlefields site description for Veterans Affairs Canada: Indigenous Soldiers - Foreign Battlefields
Thousands of Indigenous Canadians fought in WWI, WWII and the Korean War. Read the stories and accomplishments of some who fought in these wars and how the veterans are being honoured. 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/aboriginal-veterans/native-soldiers

 
Mandate of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces site description for Mandate of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
This page, from the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces, describes the roles and divisions of the Canadian Forces. 
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/canadian-armed-forces.page

 
National Defence site for Veterans' Week site description for National Defence site for Veterans' Week
This site has the theme, speaker requests and official events for Veterans' Week, which is Nov. 5-11. 
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/honours-history-vet-week/index.page

 
Royal Canadian Legion: The Poppy Campaign site description for Royal Canadian Legion: The Poppy Campaign
Learn all about the significance of the poppy as the flower of remembrance and the poppy campaign in Canada. 
http://www.legion.ca/honour-remember/the-poppy-campaign/

 
National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials site description for National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials
Following the World Wars, Canadians erected cenotaphs in municipal centres, raised monuments in parks, cemeteries and public areas. This database lets you search for your community among the 6212 memorials posted on this web site.  
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials

 
Juno Beach Centre site description for Juno Beach Centre
Preserving the gifts of valour and freedom for future generations, the Juno Beach Centre presents an online museum of the Canadian war effort. The Juno Beach Centre is dedicated to the Canadians who bravely defended the freedom of others in the theatre of war. There is wonderful interactive component... 
http://www.junobeach.org/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Monuments of the First and Second World Wars site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Monuments of the First and Second World Wars
The Canadian Encyclopedia offers an explanation of war monuments created to honour Canadians. These war monuments are both at home in Canada and overseas. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/monuments-of-the-first-and-second-world-wars/

 
Veterans Affairs Canada: Canadian Virtual War Memorial site description for Veterans Affairs Canada: Canadian Virtual War Memorial
This page links to a registry of graves and memorials for more than 116,000 Canadians. Type in your family name and you may learn about relatives who died in the wars. 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem

 
The Memorial Chamber site description for The Memorial Chamber
Every year, many people visit the Memorial Chamber to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives for freedom and for our country. Take a virtual tour through the chamber to experience every detail, from the paving stones, to the stained glass and the Books of Remembrance. 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/Memorial/main-e.htm

 
The Books of Remembrance site description for The Books of Remembrance
"The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars and died either during or after them. All the books are kept in the Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill." (site) 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/books

 
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission site description for The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commission's duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave, and to keep registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead. 
http://www.cwgc.org/

 
Chinese Canadian Military Museum site description for Chinese Canadian Military Museum
This website has biographies and photos of many Chinese Canadians who served in the military, including Chinese Canadian Women in Uniform. You can also find information about museums and monuments dedicated to Chinese veterans. 
http://www.ccmms.ca/

 
The Canadian Military Heritage Project site description for The Canadian Military Heritage Project
"This site is dedicated to presenting Canadian military history ~ the wars, uprisings and conflicts in which Canadians participated." Includes genealogy records, timelines, statistics, uniforms, weaponry, biographies of soldiers, contributions of women, and much more. 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/?cj=1&o_xid=0001091115&o_lid=0001091115

 
The Canadian Letters & Images Project site description for The Canadian Letters & Images Project
The objective of this project is to let Canadians tell their own story in their own words by creating a permanent online archive. The virtual "holdings" of this archive include hundreds of letters, diaries, and miscellaneous wartime documents. 
http://www.canadianletters.ca/

 
Canadian War Museum site description for Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history, and offers a wide range of meaningful learning opportunities for students from kindergarten through senior high school. Programs are designed to help students discover how war has affected them and their country. 
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/home/home

 
Last Post site description for Last Post
"Every evening since 1928, at precisely eight o'clock, the Last Post - the traditional salute to the fallen warrior - has been played under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper, Belgium. This daily tribute - performed by a team of local buglers - serves to honour the memory of the soldiers of the British... 
http://www.lastpost.be/
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