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3 November 2014

Find the Canada Memorial

Located in Green Park and opened in 1994 by the Queen of Canada, the Canada Memorial is the work of Pierre Granche, one of Canada's most famous sculptors, and remembers nearly a million Canadian men and women who served with British forces during the First and Second World Wars, and particularly the 100,000 who died in the conflicts.

The two halves of the memorial are divided by a pathway that points to Halifax, Nova Scotia, from where many Canadian service personnel set sail on the journey to Britain. It also features bronze maple leaves embedded, which at this time of year are joined by many other leaves.

For more, see http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/second-world-war/england/green-park-memorial

^Picture © Robin Sones used under a Creative Commons license^

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