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How does your community commemorate World War I?

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A biography of a World War I Canadian soldier hangs from a cross marking an unknown soldier amidst over 3,000 crosses erected along Memorial Drive as remembrance of some of Calgary's World War I dead on Nov. 10, 2011. Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press

A century ago this week marks the start of World War I. By the time the four-year Great War ended on Nov. 11, 1918, 10 million soldiers had died in battle, including 60,000 Canadians.

The tremendous loss of Canadians took its toll on the hearts and minds of family, friends and fellow soldiers left behind. As a nation we vowed to never forget the sacrifice those soldiers made on the bloody battlefields of Europe.

Travelling across Canada today, you will find many public memorials in the cities and towns where the descendants of those fallen soldiers now live. Maybe there is one in your community.

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To commemorate the centennial anniversary, CBC News wants to know how your city or town remembers the fallen.

Is there a monument? A museum that houses photographs and memorabilia? A memorial park? Do you have a relative who served? How do you keep their memory alive?

Share your photos and stories with us.

You can tweet us at @CBCCommunity or email your photos and stories to community@cbc.ca. Be sure to include your name and your city or town.

As always, thank you for being part of the CBC News Community and telling your stories.

Tags: Anniversary, Canada, Community, First World War, Reaction, The Great War, UGC, War, World War One

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