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  National War Memorial
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Originally built as a dedication to those who served in the Great War, the memorial was rededicated in 1982 to include those who served in World War 2 and the Korean War.

The angels on top represent Peace and Freedom, while the soldiers under the arch represent the "Great Response" of the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who answered the call to serve in WW1.

From King George's unveiling speech:

"The memorial speaks to her world of Canada's heart. Its symbolism has been beautifully adapted to this great end. It has been well named 'The Response.' One sees at a glance the answer made by Canada when the world's peace was broken and freedom threatened in the fateful years of the Great War. It depicts the zeal with which this country entered the conflict."

Each year the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th is televised from Ottawa across the nation, commemorating those who gave the supreme sacrifice

Directions: Confederation Square, corner of Elgin and Wellington Streets in between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier
Phone: (613) 992-7468
Website: http://www.waramps.ca/military/memorials/national.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2004
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