In Memorium


National War Monument

Lest We Forget 
In Memorium

 "To honour and protect in death seems but a small return to those who have protected their country in life."

                                                 "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"

The Field Of Honour
The Cross of Sacrifice, dedicated both to the memory of Gen. Sir Arthur Currie and to all his brothers-in-arms declared missing-in-action. Facing the Gate of Remembrance, it is the focal point of the Field of Honour, which was consecrated as a burial ground Sept. 21, 1930.


By John McCrae (1915)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

File:John McCrae in uniform circa 1914.jpgColonel John McCrae

Remembrance is the cornerstone of The Royal Canadian Legion's work in Canada. The Poppy Campaign is a major source of funds used to assist veterans, ex-service people and their dependents.