A great way to help your kids show appreciation and recognize the sacrifices of our service people is to send a Postcard For Peace. Postcards for Peace are similar to Valentine’s for Veterans, but you can send them all year round. Leading into Remembrance Day is a great time to introduce them to this lovely act of kindness.
Postcards for Peace is a wonderful initiative to help connect young people to active service and retire Veterans. Teaching kids of all ages about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian Veterans connects them to their history and teaches them the importance of remembrance.
There are a few different ways you can do this, in addition to Postcard for Peace:
- You can learn to fold origami Peace Cranes and display them.
- You can also send e-cards to friends and family easily and at no cost. Click here to choose a design and send an e-card today – and every day!
- Post a message of support and appreciation directly to our active service members using this easy message board.
Postcards For Peace
Send a Postcard for Peace to a local veteran in your city who is retired from service. Recipients found here have kindly agreed to be part of the Postcards for Peace program but other facilities in your area not listed here might also take care of Veterans. You may wish to contact these places directly to see if they would be interested in receiving postcards, as well.
We no longer send Peace Cards to Veterans Affairs, but instead deliver them to a veteran in your community or hand-delivery them to veterans at a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies/Events
Burlington – Back in person for 2022, Burlington’s Remembrance Ceremony includes a procession from Central Public School to the Cenotaph next to City Hall. For anyone who cannot make the event in person, it will be live-streamed by the Royal Canadian Legion starting at 10:30 am
Other Ways To Remember
The Canadian Veterans website has ao many great resources for kids and adults, and even classroom connections. Videos, essays, and a calendar of local events and memorials, plus more ways to can show your gratitude and appreciation all year long.
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