Veterans' Week is a time to honour, celebrate, remember and thank all those who have served and are currently serving Canada in times of war, military conflict and peacekeeping missions.
As noted on the Veterans Affairs Canada website, this year’s Veterans’ Week poster honours the service, courage and sacrifice at home, around the world and across generations; and reflects several milestones that illustrate this proud legacy of service. Learn more at 2021 Veterans’ Week Poster. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the remembrance poppy in Canada.
All Canadians, especially youth, are asked to make remembrance more than something you feel - make it something you do by taking an active role in commemoration. Schools in the Strait Region take time to remember through a variety of activities including, but not limited to, in-class discussion and instruction; ceremonies; reading, writing and art activities; as well as displays.
Taking part in remembrance activities develops a deeper understanding of the sacrifices and achievements of those who have served and continue to serve. There are many ways to commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11, and Veterans' Week 2021 including observing one minute of silence, watching a Remembrance Day ceremony online or on television, reading a book, speaking with and thanking a Veteran or Legion Member or wearing a poppy above your heart. The important thing is to take time to remember.