Friday, November 10, 2006

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is upon us, so check out these sites to learn more.

Did you know that some Nazi prisoners of war (PoWs) and Jewish refugees were kept in the same camp near Fredericton, NB? CBC Archives - Conflict and War has links to dozens of CBC audio and video clips relating to both World Wars, the Holocaust, women in war, and other conflict-related topics.

Canada Remembers allows you to search for clips of veterans speaking of their experiences, including Mr. Alexander McInnis from Port Hawkesbury.

Veterans Affairs has a Kids' Zone with games, trivia, and art.

The Virtual War Memorial is a registry of over 116,000 Canadians who died serving their country and often includes information on where they are buried. This is a big help if you are searching for memorial or burial information on a relative - I found out where my great-great-uncle is buried just by knowing his first and last names and where he was born.

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