Annual Event Goes Virtual

Veterans’ Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, is an opportunity for Canadians to pay tribute to the extraordinary sacrifices made by our nation’s soldiers. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans’ Week is taking place online. As a result, more people will have the chance to participate in the events.

A shared message

The National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program has asked current members of the Canadian Armed Forces to deliver segments of this year’s Veterans’ Week speech. The resulting video collage will be played in schools and community organizations across the country during Veterans’ Week.

A common history

Every year, Veterans Affairs Canada highlights a significant exploit in Canadian military history. In 2020, the event being commemorated is Victory over Japan (V-J) Day, when Japan surrendered to the Allies, effectively ending the Second World War.

This year is the 75th anniversary of V-J Day, which occurred on August 15, 1945. On that day, crowds gathered in the streets in Canada and allied nations to celebrate the end of the war in the Pacific and an international conflict that had lasted six years.

Do you want to join the conversation about the anniversary of this historic event? Use the hashtags #CanadaRemembers, #VJDay75 and #EndofSWW on social media.

To learn more about Canadian
veterans and Veterans’ Week,
visit veterans.gc.ca.

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