Gateway Gazette

Black Canadians in Uniform – A Proud Tradition

Four soldiers with the Canadian Corps pose with ammunition before loading it into tramway cars to be taken up the line during the First World War.
Photo: Canadian War Museum, George Metcalf Archival Collection

Black Canadians have a long history of service in uniform. Often having to overcome great challenges just to enlist in the military in earlier eras when our society was less inclusive, they persevered to make their mark. From the days before Canada was even a country of its own to the current efforts in Afghanistan, the sacrifices and achievements of Black Canadians have shone through.

Read more on the Veterans Affairs Canada website

Monument to the No. 2 Construction Battalion erected on the Pictou waterfront in 1993.
Photo: Veterans Affairs Canada

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