The Foundation supports and oversees the former Royal Canadian Legion’s Pilgrimage of Remembrance, currently held every two years. The next one is scheduled for the summer of 2019.
The pilgrimage entails emotional tours of battlefields, military cemeteries, museums, and memorial services in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Those who participate in the Foundation’s Pilgrimage spend two weeks being guided through terrain such as trenches of the First World War and the beaches of Normandy. They hold and witness ceremonies of Remembrance at the cemeteries where so many young Canadians found their final resting place. They also experience the personal story of a single soldier who fought and died, by researching this person and sharing their story by their grave overseas.
Your support allows Canadians an unparalleled opportunity to learn first-hand about Canada’s military history and heritage and to appreciate the sacrifices that were made by so many in the service of their country. Details of their journey are also shared far and wide through video, in-person presentations and written accounts, allowing many others to learn from their experiences.