Gearing up for Veterans’ Week 2021: CAF speaker video series unveiled!

November 2, 2021 - Defence Stories

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"Reconciliation", the Canadian Peacekeeping Monument on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, seen from the northeast.

As we approach Veterans’ Week (Nov 5-11), the National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program (NVWSP) is proud to unveil the 2021 edition of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) speaker’s video series! This year’s selection of videos are geared towards various audiences and age groups, and are available from our video gallery and on the NVWSP YouTube (you are now leaving the Government of Canada website) Channel.

The video series was developed to keep Canadians connected from coast-to-coast, by paying tribute to all Veterans, past and present, who have served their country. This year’s series will help mark important events such as the 105th anniversary of the creation of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the 90th anniversary of the Defence of Hong Kong, and the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War.

We encourage you to visit the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day ceremony (you are now leaving the Government of Canada website) website to find information about your local  ceremony, or the Veterans’ Week 2021 web feature to learn about other ways to get involved this year.

We hope you enjoy this year’s edition of the CAF speaker videos series and invite you to check out our partner sites below to help prepare for your own Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day activities.

If you would like to receive a copy of these videos or have any questions, please contact the National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program coordinator at 1-833-223-8322 or DNDRemembrance.SouvenirMDN@forces.gc.ca.

Additional resources

With so many programs going virtual, here are some additional online resources to explore:

In addition to the above resources, VAC has other examples of ways you can show that #CanadaRemembers:

Check out VAC’s searchable online calendar for Veterans’ Week events. Partners, local organizations and individuals will be hosting hundreds of commemorative events across the country during this special week that will be respecting COVID-19 guidelines.

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is blanketed with poppies, wreaths, flags and images at the National War Memorial following the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario on November 11, 2013.

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A women places Canadian flags among the 37,500 flags on the eve of Remembrance Day at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre as part of its annual Remembrance Day campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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