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The Memorial Chamber ( measuring 24’ by 24’ only) is a very special place.

The focal point of the room is the Altar of Remembrance with the first Book of Remembrance wich names 66,655 individuals who lost their lives in the First World War.

A second Book of Remembrance listing 44,893 names from the Second World War was eventually placed in the Chamber in 1957.

There are seven books housed in the Memorial Chamber.

'Pages of the Books of Remembrance are turned every morning at eleven o'clock, according to perpetual calendars. These calendars allow for each page in each Book to appear at least once in the course of a year.'

Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Directions: Downtown
Phone: 1-800-0Canada
Website: http://www.parl.gc.ca

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2011
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