David McConkey - Columnist, Consultant, Citizen
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War Memorials

From the huge Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France to a cairn in a village in Canada, war memorials remind us of our history on the battlefield. Memorials were erected after the First World War, and then often supplemented with inscriptions about the Second World War, Korean War, and NATO and peacekeeping missions. War memorials have a wide variety of styles and wording. New memorials are also created as our understanding of the past increases.

Not just for noticing on Remembrance Day, these memorials on any day invite reflection on citizenship, war, and peace.

Photos by David McConkey.


Cross of Sacrifice in the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Vimy Ridge, France.
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Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France
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Cross of Sacrifice in Brandon, Manitoba; unusual in that it was erected by public fundraising: "Those Who Died for King and Country in the Great War."
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Brandon Internment Camp plaque installed in 1997: "Ukrainian-Canadians and other immigrants unjustly imprisoned as 'enemy aliens' during 1914 - 1920." [View High Res Image]

Alexander, Manitoba: "Our Glorious Dead."
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Griswold, Manitoba: "Sacrificed Their Lives on the Altar of Freedom and Liberty in the Great European War." [View High Res Image]

Rivers, Manitoba: "Vimy, Mons, Somme, Ypres; Those Who Fell in the Great War."
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Rapid City, Manitoba: "Their Name Liveth For Evermore." [View High Res Image]

 



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