Ottawa ON - Canada Parliament Building - Memorial Chamber
2009-06-12.2 Ottawa ON - Canada Parliament Building - Memorial Chamber
After we left the Peace Tower, our next stop was the national Memorial Chamber, which honors Canada's war dead:
The Memorial Chamber's entrance, which holds various Books of Remembrance:
The South African War / Nile Expedition Book of Remembrance:
The Newfoundland Book of Remembrance:
A floor inscription - the battle of Vimy Ridge. These name plates were made from the casings of actual shells used during the war.
This central platform is the "Altar of Remembrance" and contains the World War I Book of Remembrance, which includes the names of all 66,000 men and women who lost their lives during the "Great War":
Plaques commemorating various theaters of war:
Windows above the Chamber's entrace / exit.
You can see a virtual tour of the Memorial Chamber here.
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