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Canada Memorial

Mémorial du Canada

 
 
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Inscription.
Lest we forget … to whom this memorial is dedicated.

Designed by Canadian sculptor Pierre Granche and unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in 1994, this memorial pays tribute to the nearly one million Canadian and Newfoundland men and women who came to the United Kingdom to serve during the First and Second World Wars. In particular, it honours the more than 100,000 brave Canadians and Newfoundlanders who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace and freedom.

The monument, made of polished red granite from the Canadian Shield, is inset with bronze maple leaves arranged in a windswept pattern. Set at an incline, shimmering water flows over the monument creating the impression of maple leaves floating down a stream. In a reversal of the autumnal process, the leaves continue to gradually change from a deep brown to a bright green, the colour of spring, of youth and of regeneration.

The monument is divided into two sections representing Canadian and British participation in the two World Wars.

The compass rose in the middle orients the sculpture towards Halifax, Nova Scotia, the port from which most Canadians left for active service.

( French )
N’oublions jamais … à qui est dédié ce monument.

Conçu par le sculpteur canadien Pierre Granche et dévoilé par Sa Majesté la Reine
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en 1994, ce mémorial rend hommage à près d'un million de Canadiens et de Terre-Neuviens, hommes et femmes, qui ont servi au Royaume-Uni durant les Première et Seconde Guerres mondiales. Tout particulièrement, il honore la mémoire de plus de100 000 braves Canadiens et Terre-Neuviens qui ont consenti le sacrifice ultime au nom de la paix et de la liberté.

Constitué de granit rouge poli provenant du Bouclier canadien, ce monument est orné de feuilles d'érable en bronze qui semblent balayées par le vent. La surface de granit est inclinée et le miroitement de l'eau qui s'y écoule donne l'impression de feuilles d'érable glissant à la surface d'un ruisseau. À l'inverse du processus de l'automne, les feuilles passent graduellement du brun foncé à un vert éclatant, la couleur du printemps, de la jeunesse et de la régénération.

Le monument comprend deux sections qui représentent la participation du Canada et celle de la Grande-Bretagne aux deux guerres mondiales.

Au centre se trouve une rose des vents qui oriente la sculpture vers Halifax, en Nouvelle-Ecosse, le port à partir duquel la plupart des Canadiens ont quitté leur pays pour le service actif.

( inscribed on the round plaque )
“In two world wars one million Canadians came to Britain and joined the fight for freedom. From danger shared, our friendship prospers."
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( French )
“Au cours des deux guerres mondiales, un million de Canadiens sont venus en Grande-Bretagne et se sont joints à la lutte pour la liberté. Du danger partagé, notre amitié prospère."

( inscribed around the round plaque )
This monument was made possible by the generosity of ordinary people in Canada and Britain and in particular Canadian Veterans of both World Wars who donated willingly for this cause. It was conceived and realised by the Canada Memorial Foundation (Conrad M. Black, and W. Galen Weston, Co-Chairmen) which is particularly grateful for their assistance to: Her Majesty The Queen and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Prime Ministers Brian Mulroney, Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Canadian High Commissioners Donald MacDonald and Frederik Eaton, Environment Secretary Heseltine, Heritage Secretary Peter Brooke and Major General Desmond Smith.

Ce monument a été érigé grâce à Lawrence générósité de simples citoyens Canadiens et Britanniques, particulièrement d’angiens combattants Canadiens des deux guerres mondales qui ont donné volontairement à cette cause il a été concu et réalisé par Lawrence “Fondation du Monument commemoratif Canadien” (co-Présidée par Conrad M. Black, CP et W. Galen Weston) laquelle est particulièrement reconnaissante du concours de: Sa Majesté La Reine et
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( centre )
Sa Majesté La Reine Elizabeth La Reine Mere, les Premiers Ministres Brian Mulroney, Margaret Thatcher et John Major, les Haute Commissaires du Canada Donald MacDonald et Frederik Eaton, le Secrétaire à l’ Environnement Michael Heseltine, le Secrétaire d’ Héritage Peter Brooke et Généal de Division Desmond Smith.

Sculpture by Scu;lpteur: Pierre Granche
Built by / Entrepreneur: Trollope & Colls
Project Managed by / Maître d’ oeuvre: Arup & Partners
3rd June 1994 / Leonard 3 Juin 1994

 
Erected 1994.
 
Location. 51° 30.171′ N, 0° 8.543′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Hill and The Mall, on the left when traveling east on Constitution Hill. Touch for map. Located in Green Park. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jubilee Greenway (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Queen’s Meadow (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Bomber Command Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Commonwealth – a Family of Nations (approx. 0.4 kilometers
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( left end)
Canadian Troops board landing craft prior to D-Day, World War II
away); Westminster Tree Trust (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Bomber Command Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); The Memorial Gates (approx. half a kilometer away); New Zealand War Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Canada Memorial on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
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( right end )
Canadian Troops of the 22 Infantry Battalion repair trenches,
July 1916, World War I
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7. Canada Memorial - Round Plaque
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March 15, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   8. submitted on July 13, 2018.
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