Government of Canada unveils 2020 Veterans’ Week poster marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War
“From the declaration of war in September 1939 until the surrender of Japan nearly six years later, more than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served across almost every theatre of the Second World War. The contributions they made helped to secure a return to peace for millions around the world, and are represented by Vicky Luscombe and Anne and Howard McNamara here today. I remain forever grateful for their service.”
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
We honour the more than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served in the Second World War, and the more than 45,000 who gave their lives.
More than 10,000 Canadians served in Asia and the Pacific during the Second World War.
On 15 August 1945, Japanese forces surrendered in Asia and the Pacific, and Victory over Japan (V-J) Day was declared. Large crowds gathered in Canada and the world to celebrate the coming of peace and remember the great sacrifices that had been made.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
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