The last act in the life of a military unit is the laying up of its colours, an honour that is done with great ceremony.
The CPR erected three identical war memorials in its main stations in Montreal, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. A hand-written note on the back of this postcard reads "Folks who have lost put fresh flowers on in memory."
After the First World War, Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, featured an extensive display of wartime artifacts, including a German 105mm field gun that had been captured by Canadian units.
The Remembrance Day service in Bathurst, New Brunswick, probably early in the Second World War.
A memorial service at the cenotaph in Sudbury, Ontario, c1930.
The Dumbells were the most popular soldiers’ concert party in the First World War, and indeed into the 1920s.
This float, inspired by John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields,’ was likely used in a Victory Bond parade late in the First World War.
This pamphlet, originally published as a magazine article in 1928, was reprinted as a booklet in response to huge public demand for copies.
This program was distributed at a church service held in Toronto as part of a 1934 reunion of Canadian veterans.
In 1927, the Canadian Legion held a special service in Toronto as part of a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) and Prince George (later King George VI).
The 78th Battalion of Winnipeg continued to hold reunions long after the end of the First World War, including this dinner in 1928.
The 26th Battalion of New Brunswick continued to hold reunions long after the end of the First World War, including this dinner in 1960.