2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and Asia, and has been declared the "Year of the Veteran" in Canada.
year also celebrated the opening of the Canadian Museum of War in
May and its 125th anniversary. Already it has seen more visitors
since it has opened than the former museum saw in one year.
year, Remembrance Week is being held November 2nd to November 13th, and
a number of programs are to be held at the museum to mark the occasion.
The museum says that it is for Canadians "to learn more about the
sacrifices made by those who have served and continue to serve our
country during times of war, conflict and peace."
|Number of Canadian Soldiers Who Died and Were Wounded in Each War *
|World War I
|World War II||1,086,343
For the population of Canada, these were huge losses and one which the
country felt very much. Each November, Canadians unite as one and
remember the over 100,000 which were killed in the three great wars in
which Canada was involved.
Source Information: Canadian Connections, New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2005.
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