On December 9, 2012, Canada's History hosted the 5th annual Canada's History Forum at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Forum is held in conjunction with the Governor General's History Awards, so in addition to the talented panelists who presented their research and experiences, we had a diverse audience of teachers, students, academics, heritage professionals, and average history-enthusiasts.
The purpose of this year's Forum was to look ahead to 2014, when we will be marking the centennial of the First World War. The day was broken into three sessions that had us think about the war, the impact it had on soldiers, their families, and our country, and our role in ensuring that the battles and events are still studied and shared with future generations.
The day was filled with wonderful conversations, some of which happened on Twitter. You can reread some of the comments with this "Storify."