As 11 November nears each year, Canada
takes time to remember those who have served their country, as well as
those who continue to serve today. On Remembrance Day, a national
ceremony is conducted at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and also
at various memorials across the country.
The stamp can be seen and ordered from <http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/collecting/default-e.asp?stamp=stpdtl&detail=962>, and the coin can be seen at <http://www.mint.ca/microsite/en/index.asp>.
Under "Canada Remembers" on the bilingual Veteran's Affairs Canada/Anciens Combattants Canada website, <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers>, the government department has developed the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
|Remembrance Week is held from the 5th to the 11th of November, 2004. This year, we are remembering the 93,000 men who took part in the Italian Campaign, those who fought from south to north in Italy during a 20 month period to protect global peace and freedom.|
The site contains information about the
graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders
who served and gave their lives for their country. Also included at the
website are more than 100 soldiers who have died in service since the
Korean Conflict, in peacekeeping and other operations.
"A former newspaper reporter in Canada's capital, Ottawa, I became interested in writing about genealogy when researching my own ancestor, Andrew Barclay, an American Loyalist from Boston, Massachusetts, early in 1990. Quickly, my interest spread beyond my own family, and by 1994, I was editing a genealogy newsletter and by 1997, I was editing the Sourcing Canada series of books. Since then, I have gone on to write "My Ancestor Was French Canadian" and a series of booklets on Canadian genealogy. I love to travel the Canadian and American countryside looking for interesting people and places to photograph and to write about." - E.B. Lapointe