Lest We Forget
World War I, The First World War, The Great War to end all wars, took place from July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918. Today we remember our war dead, the many heroes who gave of themselves so that others could be free. Canada, being a member of the British Commonwealth, joined the war and sent our military to Europe to fight and defend the freedom of all nations around the world. Some 619,636 Canadians enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, and approximately 424,000 served overseas. Of these men and women, 59,544 members of the CEF died during the war, 51,748 of them as a result of enemy action.