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Garden of the Unforgotten - Oshawa, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 53.395 W 078° 51.482
17T E 672049 N 4861876
Quick Description: Spectacular, yet elegant Memorial to the Fallen Military of Oshawa.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/24/2013 3:44:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMGNK0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 7

Long Description:
The memorial immortalizes those who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2 World Wars Korea Afghanistan and in Peacekeeping Missions throughout the world.

The semicircular wall, adorned with the statue of an unknown, helmetless WWI soldier, contains actual battlefield rock samples from conflicts and theatres of operation throughout the world. The oldest is from the Boer War campaigns in South Africa, and the newest is from Afghanistan.

On the front are bronze markers containing the names of the dead from WWI and WW II.

On the back of the monument are mounted the plaques of various Veterans Organizations, memorial plaques and bronze reliefs of units of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

On each end of the monument are engraved who the stones are from.

The inscription on the centrepiece stone reads:

DEDICATED TO THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF OSHAWA WHO
GAVE ALL THAT MAN CAN GIVE; LIFE ITSELF
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918
1939-1945
1950 KOREA 1953

"KNOW YE WHO PASS THIS WAY
THAT THOUGH WE FELL AND
OTHER LANDS NOW CLAIM OUR DUST
WE SLEEP CONTENT"
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II KOREA


In Honor Of: THE MEN OF OSHAWA

Marker Text:
DEDICATED TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF OSHAWA WHO GAVE ALL THAT MAN CAN GIVE; LIFE ITSELF IN THE GREAT WARS 1914-1918 1939-1945 1950 KOREA 1953 "KNOW YE WHO PASS THIS WAY THAT THOUGH WE FELL AND OTHER LANDS NOW CLAIM OUR DUST WE SLEEP CONTENT"


Who Put it Here?: City of Oshawa

Description of Memorial:
The Memorial is a large semi-circular granite memorial. It is located on the east end of the appropriately named Memorial Park near downtown Oshawa. In addition to the memorial, there are gardens, a full bandshell, walking paths and plenty of benches to sit and reflect.


Date of dedication: Not listed

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