On November 11, we pause with two minutes of silence to honour and remember the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. Burnaby has a proud history of citizens who have served overseas for more than 100 years, including the First and Second World Wars and contemporary times.
Many personal stories and records are held and preserved in the collections of the Burnaby Village Museum and the City of Burnaby Archives. A selection of these records and items are indexed and accessible on Heritage Burnaby. In the spirit of the occasion, we have provided some links below for you to learn more.
World War I
World War One online collection includes photographs and artifacts
World War II
World War Two online collection includes photographs, artifacts, and oral histories
Post-World Wars (1950s & 1960s)
Burnaby also has a series of heritage landmarks that you can visit, or read more about online:
Burnaby’s Honor Rolls are on display at Burnaby City Hall from November 3 through Remembrance Day.