The Seventh Book of Remembrance
In 2005 Veterans Affairs Canada dedicated a Seventh Book of Remembrance to honour Canadian Forces men and women who have given their lives for Canada since October 1947.
The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians and Newfoundlanders who fought in wars and died either during or after them. The Books of Remembrance are kept in the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. Every morning at 11:00 a.m. a Turning of the Page ceremony is held to ensure that each page of each book is turned at least once a year.
The Seventh Book of Remembrance, called "In the Service of Canada," is devoted to the men and women of the Canadian Forces who have died in service to Canada, either overseas or in Canada, since October 1947. Some soldiers who died within two years of leaving military service may also be eligible. The Seventh Book of Remembrance is ongoing, and will honour Canadian Forces members who give their lives for their country for generations to come.
The Seventh Book of Remembrance was dedicated on November 11, 2005 and placed with the other Books of Remembrance in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. It will remain open for future commemorations when new names can be added.
The names of the fallen are also linked to the searchable database in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
Request for Public Input
Veterans Affairs Canada asks the public to continue contributing to the Seventh Book of Remembrance and to check the Canadian Virtual War Memorial database and report any inaccuracies or discrepancies. Veterans Affairs would appreciate additional information on the Canadian Forces members listed in the database, as well as the names of other Canadian Forces members who may be eligible to be listed.
To submit names and information for the Seventh Book of Remembrance:
- First check the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
- Collect as much information as possible, including the name of the member, the member's service number, and when the member died.
- Read Continuing to Build the Seventh Book of Remembrance on the Veterans Affairs Canada site for details on how and where to submit your information.