Honouring Veterans

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to take our way of life for granted, and forget what so many men and women sacrificed for our freedoms. Remembrance initiatives remind us to take time to honour those who have dedicated their lives to serve our nation. 

Find out how you can honour Veterans during the 2020 period of Remembrance.


The Poppy Campaign

Learn about the Poppy Campaign and how to get involved to show your recognition of Canada's Veterans.

National Remembrance Day Ceremony

Find out what's new this year and how you can participate in the National Remembrance Day Ceremony from home.

Youth and Remembrance

Download our teaching guide for students, enjoy our activities for youth and check out the poster and literacy contest.

Two Minutes of Silence

The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence. Watch this video to help you reflect on the sacrifices made by so many.

History of Service

Learn more about Canada's service throughout history.

Remembrance Day

Find out how you can honour and remember Canada's Veterans this Remembrance Day 2020.

The Importance of Remembrance

Learn why it's important to continue the tradition of Remembrance to honour the Fallen and thank all who served.

National Silver Cross Mother

The 2019 Silver Cross Mother is Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe. Check back for updates on the 2020 National Silver Cross Mother.

Promoting Remembrance

From pilgrimages to ceremonies to visiting schools—Find out all the ways the Legion and our members promote Remembrance to ensure Canada never forgets.

The Poppy Store

Shop at The Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Store to support and honour Veterans year-round.