Canada remembers Canada’s Hundred Days and the First World War Armistice
In many ways, Canada’s military efforts over the years can be seen as a “road to peace.” 2018 marks the centennial of “Canada’s Hundred Days”—the series of impressive battlefield victories by the Canadian Corps over the last three months of the First World War. It is also the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that finally brought an end to four years of brutal conflict.
Our service members displayed great courage during the last hundred days of the conflict. Thirty men from Canada and Newfoundland earned the Victoria Cross—the highest award for military valour they could receive—during this period. This Remembrance Day, bells in Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast will again ring out to mark the 100th anniversary of this important milestone.
This Veterans’ Week, we honour those who served and died as our country has steadily pushed forward on the long and difficult road to peace—a precious yet fragile ideal. How will you remember?
For more information visit Veterans Affairs Canada
Photo credits (top to bottom): Library and Archives Canada
PA-003286, PA-003022 and PA-040231
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2018.