Wars Cana­di­ans were in­volved in

Sherbrooke Record - - REMEMBRANCE DAY -

1899 — 1902 South African War

The South African War (1899-1902) was the first overseas con­flict in which Canada, as a young coun­try, par­tic­i­pated. De­spite the con­tro­versy over whether our coun­try should be­come in­volved in the strug­gle be­tween the Bri­tish and the Bo­ers in South Africa, more than 7,000 Cana­di­ans vol­un­teered for the war.

1914 — 1918 First World War

The First World War be­gan on Au­gust 4, 1914. More than 650,000 men and women from Canada and New­found­land served dur­ing the First World War. More than 66,000 gave their lives and over 172,000 were wounded. The fight­ing ended on Novem­ber 11, 1918, with the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice.

1939 — 1945 Sec­ond World War

The Sec­ond World War lasted from 1939 un­til 1945. It marked the first time Canada de­clared war on its own ac­cord. More than one mil­lion Cana­di­ans and New­found­lan­ders served, with more than 55,000 wounded and over 45,000 giv­ing their lives.

Korean War (1950 – 1953)

On June 25, 1950, the forces of North Korea crossed the 38th­par­al­lel into the Repub­lic of Korea. This marked the be­gin­ning of hos­til­i­ties, which were to rage for more than three years. More than 26,000 Cana­di­ans served in the Korean War; 516 gave their lives.

Cana­dian Armed Forces

Cana­dian Armed Forces mem­bers have played many im­por­tant roles both here at home and around the world in the years since the Korean War. Whether pro­tect­ing our fron­tiers, work­ing with our Al­lies, pro­vid­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance, help­ing re­store peace in trou­bled lands or fight­ing those who would deny free­dom to oth­ers, the brave men and women of the Cana­dian Armed Forces have stood tall.

Source: Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Canada

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