Government of Canada: Veterans Affairs (ISBN 10 – 0662518802)
English & French language text
Out of Print.
New old stock.
This is a guide book to the National War Memorial that was published in 1982.
The National War Memorial granite memorial arch with accreted bronze sculptures in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was designed by Vernon March and first dedicated by King George VI in 1939. Originally built to commemorate the Canadians who died in the First World War, it was in 1982 rededicated to also include those killed in the Second World War and Korean War.
In 2014 the dead from the Second Boer War and War in Afghanistan, as well as all Canadians killed in all conflicts past and future were added tp the monument. It now serves as the pre-eminent war memorial of 76 cenotaphs in Canada. In 2000, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added in front of the memorial and symbolizes the sacrifices made by all Canadians who have died or may yet die for their country.