30 Canadian War Heroes

​To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that have helped define our identity, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

Every November, Canadians gather at cenotaphs and in community halls to remember our country's military sacrifices. What better time to recall that, among the millions of ordinary men and women who have served in wartime, some made their mark with extraordinary deeds and uncommon valour. Here are 30 Canadian heroes from our military past.