One of the most well-known Remembrance Day poems, "In Flanders Fields" was written by Canada's Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during the First World War and inspired by poppy fields near Ypres in Flanders.

Lieutenant Colornel John A. McCrae, M. Poet, physician, author, Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Author of Flanders Fields

Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 6, 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day, June (STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Fields of Heroes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  This memorial is put up every year along Memorial Drive.  Each cross bears the name of a fallen soldier from our area.  Sunrise services are held honouring our Heros every morning for several days leading up to Remembrance Day. A very touching tribute to our soldiers who gave their lives in service to our Nation. #GILOVEALBERTA

Fields of Heroes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This memorial is put up every year along Memorial Drive. Each cross bears the name of a fallen soldier from our area. Sunrise services are held honouring our Heros every morning for several days leading up to

RCMP on Remembrance Day, Ottawa

We shouldn't only obey our parents, we should obey other people who have authority. The RCMP work hard to protect everyone in Canada and this is why we should obey them.

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) celebrations in Toronto, Canada, May 1945.

VE-Day celebrations in Toronto, Ontario, May (Photo: Ronny Jaques/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/CC BY

1944- Canadian soldier talks to small refugee boy in the battle area of Normandy, France. The little boy and the old woman behind him were part of a group of Hungarian refugees who had not eaten for three days before they were fed by the Civil Affairs Department of the Allied Forces.

A Canadian soldier, serving in Normandy, strikes up an acquaintance with a little French girl on September 1944

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