This week marks the start of the First World War 100 years ago. About 61,000 Canadians were killed overseas and 172,000 were wounded. 

It was called the war to end all wars and historians say Canada gained a stronger identity because of it. 

Do you have a family connection to the war? Did your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents take part in the war? What does the First World War mean to you? Do you think it's important to remember this war? 

Let me know. Join the conversation. 

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