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Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ members honoured

It was a small force: just 1,800 men. And yet, during the Second World War, it earned a level of respect that belied its size by taking several difficult objectives others could not.
November 7, 2017

RCAF’s Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt releases Vimy tribute song

The single, entitled “Breaking of the Sword”, was inspired during HCol McKennitt’s participation in the 100th anniversary of the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge.
November 6, 2017

Canadian Leaders at Sea program engages women

The Royal Canadian Navy is engaging female leaders from business, industry and sport. HMCS Winnipeg recently welcomed 12 influential Canadian women aboard...
November 3, 2017

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Dear Brave Soldiers, thank you for everything that you do. Thank you for saving people's lives. Thank you for going to war and fighting for peace, freedom, and justice. Thank you for sacrificing your lives so that we can be in peace. Thank you for your service and bravery. Because of you, we are safe and have freedom. You inspire us to be more caring towards the people around us. Most importantly, you're like a super hero but even better! Thank you for being brave and risking your lives to serve our country. Thank you for keeping our country safe and for bringing peace to the world. We are so grateful for all you have done.

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