Thursday, November 11

They Shall Not Grow Old

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


---Laurence Binyon

World War I:
  • 628,736 Canadians served.
  • 66,573 died and 138,166 were wounded.
  • 2,818 were taken prisoner of war.
  • 175 merchant seamen died by enemy action.

World War II:
  • 1,031,902 Canadian men and 49,963 Canadian women served.
  • 44,927 died and 43,145 were wounded.
  • 8,271 were taken prisoner of war.
  • 1,146 merchant seamen died by enemy action.

Korea:
  • 26,791 Canadians served.
  • 516 died and 1,558 were wounded.
  • 33 were taken prisoner of war.

The Gulf War:
  • 3,837 Canadian men and 237 Canadian women served.
  • There were no Canadian casualties or prisoners of war during the Gulf War.

[Statistics from here.]

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,

And we remember.

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