6 May 2015
The National War Memorial located between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier is the central point of the Confederation Square, a designated National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.
The granite memorial arch with bronze sculptures was originally built to commemorate and honor the Canadians who died in the First World War (1914-1918). It has been rededicated to include those who killed in the Second World War, Korean War, Second Boer War, War in Afghanistan and other conflicts that killed Canadians.
There also lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a symbol for those who died or may yet die for Canada. Two ceremonial sentries stand guard at the memorial, which is also a focal venue during Remembrance Day ceremony every 11th of November.
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