Monday, September 17, 2012

Royal Canadian Legion

War Mural at the Cenotaph in Wiarton










Erected to Remember our Honoured Dead and Those Who Carried On in The Great War




with additional plaques for WWII, The Korean War, and UN Peacekeepers

Monday Mural
Taphophile Tragics

10 comments:

Andy said...

I am amazed at the sacrifices that people made during WWII. Churchill had it right... "Never was so much owed by so many to so few."

Linda said...

What a wonderful mural! Living in a military town, I am always aware of the sacrifices of these brave men and women. Beautiful reminder today!

biebkriebels said...

It is nice they put together the mural and a statue. Makes it a thoughtful commemorative place.

RedPat said...

Very nice. The veterans must love it!

Robert Geiss said...

Very, very moving.


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Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful memorial

Julie said...

That statue has remarkably life-like features. Over here, our soldier-statues are given god-like marble features. I guess so that we think of the sacrifice in terms of glory rather than in terms of loss. The mural tries to cover it all, doesn't it.

EG CameraGirl said...

That;s a very moving mural! It touches my heart...and fills me with fear.

Halcyon said...

Lots to see here. I love it when murals tell some kind of story. It's much easier to understand or care about history when you see it on something like this memorial site. It makes it more real somehow.

Annie said...

I love the fact that there is a religious symbol at the center of this memorial. Christians believe the cross is for all; I hope there has not been a protest against this mural. There certainly could have been one here in the States.

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