Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ottawa's War Memorial - and All in the Family Sculptors
Vernon March of Farnborough, Kent, in England, was selected for his concept of "the Great Response of Canada" represented by twenty-two members of the main forces in uniform passing through a granite arch under the guidance of allegorical figures of Peace and Freedom. Delayed for many years by problems of site selection and preparation, as well as by the death of the sculptor (his six brothers and one sister completed the work), the memorial was not officially dedicated until 1939, less than four months before the start of World War II.
from: We Will Remember, War Memorials in Canada. World Wide Web Site.
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