Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Governor General from 1959 to 1967, Vanier had a distinguished military and diplomatic career. A founder of the Royal 22e Régiment, he served with it in the First World War and was its commanding officer from 1925 to 1928. General Vanier represented Canada as military attaché to the League of Nations, Secretary to the Canadian High Commission in London, and minister to France. In 1944 he became Canada's first Ambassador to France. He was highly esteemed by his troops and countrymen, and as the first French-Canadian Governor General since Confederation, dedicated himself to promoting national unity.
Gouverneur général de 1959 à 1967, Georges Vanier prit part à la première Grande Guerre dans le Royal 22e Régiment, dont il servit dans ses rangs durant la Première Guerre mondiale et en fut le commandant de 1925 à 1928. Il représenta le Canada comme attaché militaire à la Société des Nations, comme secrétaire du haut-commissariat à Londres et comme ministre en France. En 1944, il devint le premier ambassadeur du Canada en France. Très estimé de ses soldats et de ses compatriotes, il s'employa, à titre de premier gouverneur général canadien-français depuis la Confédération, à promouvoir l'unité nationale.
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Location. 46° 48.469′ N, 71° 12.435′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker can be reached from Côte de la Citadelle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec G1R 3R2,, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Québec Citadel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quebec Conferences (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Warrant Officier Jean Couture, OMN, CD (within shouting distance of this marker); The Têtu House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Montgomery’s Army (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stone Wind Mill (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Québec Garrison Club (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jonathan Sewell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Quebec Citadel near the Regimental Chapel.
Also see . . . Georges Vanier - Wikipedia. Vanier was the first French Canadian governor general of Canada, his bilingualism proving to be an asset to his mandate of fostering Canadian unity. Following on that of Vincent Massey, (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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