November 5-11 marks Veterans Week in Canada, when we honour the Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and police officers who have served Canada and remember those who died in its service. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made and to recognize our veterans for all they have done for Canada.
2018 also marks a significant date: 100 years since the end of World War One. Today’s Canadian Armed Forces continue to protect the freedom we enjoy, as have thousands of brave Canadians in uniform since the First World War.
On November 11, 2018, the Peace Tower bells in Ottawa will ring, as will those in Mons, Belgium, the final town liberated by Canadian Corps during the First World War. At sundown that day, in communities across Canada, bells will ring to celebrate the end of the First World War, as was done 100 years ago.
We honour those who served Canada, past and present, by ringing these Bells of Peace as symbols of peace, victory, relief and joy on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
The Government of Canada continues to improve the services and benefits for Veterans, their caregivers and their families. Veterans Affairs Canada is here for you. Learn how we can help at veterans.gc.ca/eng/services.