Braver than I: Remembrance Day

“Service, Courage and Sacrifice. At home, around the world and across generations.
Canadian military members have a long tradition of defending peace and helping others. “

Veterans.gc.ca

Every year, Veterans Affairs Canada commissions a poster for Veterans’ Week. The posters represent Canada’s sacrifices and achievements in keeping peace and helping others.

2021 Veterans Affair poster featuring a soldier in Afghanistan, a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, an armed forces member carrying a sandbag to hold back floodwaters, an infantry member helping a wounded comrade in 1950s Korea, an aviator in Qatar during the Persian Gulf War, a signaler in the hills of 1940s Hong Kong, and a pair of soldiers in the Somme Valley in France during the First World War.

This year’s poster features a soldier in Afghanistan, a peacekeeper in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, an armed forces member carrying a sandbag to hold back floodwaters, an infantry member helping a wounded comrade in 1950s Korea, an aviator in Qatar during the Persian Gulf War, a signaler in the hills of 1940s Hong Kong, and a pair of soldiers in the Somme Valley in France during the First World War.

All people braver than I, helping others and striving for peace.

Photo credits:
Afghanistan, Egypt, flood relief and Gulf War imagery: Department of National Defence
Somme imagery: Library and Archives Canada
Kapyong imagery: Imperial War Museum
Hong Kong imagery: Veterans Affairs Canada
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2021.

5 thoughts on “Braver than I: Remembrance Day

  1. marianbeaman

    In the US we have Veterans Day, not a whole week as apparently you do in Canada. Bravo! I like the posters, very evocative.

    I feel especially sorry for the veterans who served in Afghanistan, an initiative that did not end well.

    Reply

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