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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Schedule of Events

Type: Document

Schedule of events from May 23 to May 28, 2000. These include a brief time table for the events that surrounded the movement of the Unknown Soldier in both France and Canada. Links are provided for more detailed information regarding the ceremonies.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Press Kit

Type: DocumentImage

A list prepared for media release upon the transfer of the Unknown Soldier from France to Canada. It is made up of speeches given in both countries, news releases, media advisories, and printable images.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Silver Cross Mother

Type: Document

For every casualty of war there are loved ones left behind. Each year one Canadian mother who has lost a child in armed conflict is awarded the Silver (Memorial) Cross. Here is a list of some mothers who have been given this distinction.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Ottawa

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

"This unknown soldier was not able to live out his allotted span of life to contribute to his country. But in giving himself totally through duty, commitment, love and honour he has become part of us forever. As we are part of him." So spoke The Honourable Adrienne Clarkson as the journey that began for one young soldier decades ago during World War One finally ended as he was returned to Canadian soil, a representative of all those who rest forever in unmarked graves.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Pozières Cemetery: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Vimy France

Type: Document

The 6:45 wake-up call, this morning, comes far too early for most of the delegation members, many of whom didn't get to bed before one o'clock Arras time. By 8:15 we are in the coaches and on our way to the British Commonwealth War Graves cemetery, just outside of Pozières a quaint village about 25 minutes from our hotel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Poster

Type: Image

A poster depicting an outline of a First World War soldier in the foreground and the National War Memorial in the background. A line from 'In Flanders Fields' is quoted and the event the image is meant to honour is mentioned.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Vimy France

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

May 25, 2000 marked the beginning of a journey home for a young man who sacrificed his life for his country. This is a first hand account of one of those who had the honour of accompanying him from the battlefields of France to his permanent resting place in Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada