Remembrance Day Poppy

Remembrance Day


November 11







Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M8
Tel. (819) 776-8600
toll-free 1-800-555-5621



Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day occurs in Canada each November 11. It is a day of national commemoration for the more than 100,000 Canadians who have died in military service. The costs for Canada, with its relatively small population, have been substantial. They include:



  Population Served Died Wounded
First World War (1914-1918) 7,800,000 625,825 61,082 154,361
Second World War (1939-1945) 11,500,000 1,086,343 42,042 54,414
Korean War
(1950-53)
14,000,000 27,751 516 1,072
Peacekeeping   N/A 119 N/A
Canadian War Cemetery - Remembrance Day, November 11, Photo: Serge Durflinger