Canadian soldiers have been in Afghanistan since December 2001.

Canadian soldiers have been in Afghanistan since December holding the Canadian flag.

Canadian Forces troops ~ not sure what year but not Afghanistan 2002 given the ISAF patches.

Canadian Forces troops ~ not sure what year but not Afghanistan 2002 given the ISAF patches + they look awfully clean so likely the frogs in 05

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

They gave their tomorrows for our todays "My Knight In Body Armour" By Jacqueline Hurley Port Out, Starboard Home Original Art

Soldier and Child By Jacqueline Hurley "My Knight In Body Armour" Port Out, Starboard Home Original Art

Armed Forces Day Remembrance Quotes

Remembrance : Christian Posters - great designs with a simple Christian message - Remembrance Day - Seasonal Material :: Christian Publishing and Outreach (CPO)

WW1, 1916. " Bringing up ammunition under fire in a Somme advance." Drawing by Fortunino Matania. www.sleekburnprints.com

" Bringing up ammunition under fire in a Somme advance." Drawing by Fortunino Matania.

Paratroopers of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion prepping for a patrol in Bande, Belgium in January 1945.

Paratroopers of the Canadian Parachute Battalion prepping for a patrol in Bande, Belgium in January

Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae (1872 – 1918) was born in Guelph, Ontario.  He was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae served on the Western Front as a Canadian soldier famously penning his celebrated rondeau, 'In Flander's Fields' after the Battle of Ypres. - from Wikipaedia

Romeo Dallaire, retired general, Canadian senator, humanitarian, author, advocate for veterans' mental health, moving speaker and inspiration

April The Rwanda genocide, the worst example of genocide since WWII, began with the deaths of 10 Belgian UN peacekeepers at the hands of Rwandan forces. Canadian General Romeo Dallaire UN Commander of record.

In this image from February of 1944 we see a Canadian solider on leave back in Canada standing with his wife two young children in Hamilton, Ontario. I can't help but think how bitter sweet times like this must have been for families, who, while elated to see their son/husband/father again, were also stricken with worry over the fact that they'd soon be returning to active duty. #vintage #WW2 #1940s #soldier #Canada #family

February of 1944 - a Canadian solider on leave back in Canada standing with his wife two young children in Hamilton, Ontario.

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