Tomorrow, Canadians will gather in their communities around the country to commemorate Remembrance Day and honour all those who served their country.
This year’s Remembrance Day will also mark an important date: the 100th anniversary of World War One. From 1914-1918, Canada would see more than 650, 000 men and women serve in uniform. The conflict took a great toll. With more than 66, 000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders dying and over 170, 000 being wounded.
On November 11, 2018, the Peace Tower bells in Ottawa will ring, as will those in Mons., Belguim, the final town liberated by the 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.