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Remembrance Day: Who are you remembering?

Last year the CBC Community sent us the Remembrance Day photos and stories above

Canadians have fought in wars since 1899, when troops were sent to South Africa to fight in the second Boer War on behalf of the British.

More than 1.7 million of our country's soldiers served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, according to the Canadian War Museum. At least 13,500 served in the war in Afghanistan.

They have also been deployed to peacekeeping operations or deployments in countries such as:

  • Cambodia.
  • Egypt.
  • Cyprus.
  • Syria.
  • The Persian Gulf.
  • The Balkans.
  • Somalia.
  • Rwanda.
  • Haiti.
  • East Timor.
  • Ethiopia and Eritrea.

On November 11, we remember the soldiers who died in the wars and peacekeeping missions.

Who are you thinking of on Remembrance Day?

Is it a grandparent who served in World War I? Or a brother or cousin who served in Afghanistan? Share your memories in three to four lines, if possible - along with a picture of the person you'll be thinking of.

Our deepest gratitude to those who have shared their stories and images so far.

How to submit:

Upload them to the CBC Your News Community. If you haven't joined, it's easy to do. And if you are a member, simply log in and upload your photos or videos in the form below.

And if all else fails or your just have a story to share, you can send us an email at

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