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