War Museum to Hosting Remembrance Day Events

To pay tribute to Canadians who have served, the Canadian War Museum is hosting several events in November for all Canadians to learn and explore their country’s military history.

“The Canadian War Museum is the perfect place to be for Remembrance Day. Stepping into the building, you’re immediately surrounded by symbolism and meaning – from the rough and angled textures that hint at the chaos of war to the Morse code that is pierced into the walls.

“Each artifact is an invitation to discover the human side of war and deepen your understanding service and sacrifice. All day, you can follow a self-guided Remembrance Path, meet with volunteer veterans and serving members, watch the national broadcast and immerse yourself in the “why” we remember,” said Kathryn Lyons, manager of learning for the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.

Events families can take advantage of this month include:

Remembrance Path
Nov 5- 13
Throughout the Museum
The museum has created a special Remembrance Path lined with special artifacts, personal stories, and even the architecture of the Museum itself to share the message of remembrance.

Reading Nook
Nov 10, 11 and 12
LeBreton Gallery
For these special dates, the Canadian War Museum offers families comfortable places to explore books on various topics such as war, conflict, and loss.

The World Remembers
Nov 5-11
Representing the names of more than 4,200,000 military personnel from both sides of the First World War who died, the World Remembers is a visual projection currently being hosted by the Canadian War Museum. This is accompanied by a kiosk located in the Museum’s Military History Research Centre for visitors to explore.

Special Remembrance Day Events

Remembrance Day Ceremony Broadcast
10 a.m. LeBreton Gallery (in English), 10:30 a.m. Barney Danson Theatre (in French)
The War Museum will host a special broadcast of the official Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial.

Memorial Hall Visitation and Livestream
10:40 a.m., tickets will be available at 9 a.m.
At precisely 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, the sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to highlight the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier.

The Response – Up Close and Fascinating
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Explore Canadian military history by using a set of close-looking cards to locate figures on the maquette of the National War Memorial. Then, visitors will be able to examine reproduction uniform pieces while learning about Canada’s military history.

Witness History
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Veterans, civilian experts, and currently serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) embers will be at the museum throughout the day to share their own experiences.

In Their Own Voices: Stories from Canadian Veterans and Their Families
9:30 am. To 3:30 p.m.
The Canadian War Museum oral history collection, In Their Own Voices, is looking to hear from Veterans and their families. Visitors can check out the kiosk to learn more.

Research a Service Person
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Museum will teach visitors how to use wartime documentation, modern publications, art, photos, newspapers, and more to learn about an individual soldier’s service.

Researching Family Military History: How to Start
Nov 15 at 1 p.m. in (English only), Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. in (French only)
Via Zoom
If you’re looking to learn more about your family’s military history, then this Canadian War Museum session is a must-attend. The session will explain research methods, tools, and resources individuals can use when shaking up the family tree. Register online for this session.

Aside from offering special events this month, the museum will offer free admission on Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A timed ticket is required.

Visit the Canadian War Museum website for a complete list of timings, new exhibitions, event descriptions, and more.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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