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Honouring Our Commitment

As Canadians we are honour-bound to ensure that the men and women who serve, and their families have the best support available to them — while they serve and when they return home.

Embracing Pride

Members of a Garrison Community Council are proud of the efforts of the men and
women of this national institution, as they represent Canada around the globe.

Celebrating Our Proud Heritage

Keeping our history alive by celebrating the contributions of those who have helped
build Canada into the nation we all share.

Remembering the Sacrifices

The Garrison Community Council provides a supportive link for those who serve and those who wait at home. It encourages ciiizens to become engaged with relatives, friends and neighbours, of those who volunteer to serveour interests at home and abroad.

The Garrison Community Council reaches out with projects that demonstrate to all
members of the military community that their sacrifices are appreciated, whether they are members of the Regular Forces or the Reserves.

Poem - In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

History of the Poppy

Memorials That Honour The Sacrifices of Our Men and Women in Uniform

  Memorials in Canada

There are cenotaphs and monuments to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform in communities across Canada.

Click here to learn more about these Canadian memorials

  Memorials and Cemetaries Overseas

Canadians have served around the world in the cause of peace and freedom. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice and are honoured in hundreds of different cemeteries and memorials.

Click here to learn more about these overseas memorials and cemetaries