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Penticton Cenotaph - Penticton, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 30.130 W 119° 35.618
11U E 312219 N 5486514
Quick Description: The Penticton Cenotaph is the centrepiece of Veterans Memorial Park, located near the waterfront in downtown Penticton.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/11/2016 6:10:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ8TG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dronnord
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Long Description:
Veterans Memorial Park is a small treed park adjoining the north side of the provincial courthouse. Completed in 2012, Veterans Memorial Park contains this tall World War I Cenotaph as well as memorials honouring the Canadian Naval Forces, the police forces of Canada and the Firefighters of Canada.

A tall granite obelisk, the cenotaph was erected by the Great War Veterans' Association as a World War I memorial in 1920, to which was later added plaques honouring the veterans of World War II. The Great War Veterans' Association, created in 1917, was a precursor of the Canadian Legion, which was created in 1925.

Below is the text from the cenotaph.


[west side]

TO
THE GLORY OF
GOD
AND THE SPLENDID MEMORY OF
PENTICTON MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVERMORE"

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF PENTICTON AND
DISTRICT WHO SACRIFICED
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1939-1945

[north side]

THE FOLLOWING
CANADIAN AND IMPERIAL TROOPS
WERE REPRESENTED BY THE MEN
TO WHOSE HONOUR
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
A.D. 1920

ROYAL AIR FORCE
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY
ROYAL FUSILIERS
ESSEX REGIMENT
PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CAN. L.I.
2ND CAN. MOUNTED RIFLES
8TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
10TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
13TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
7TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
15TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
25TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
29TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
45TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
47TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
50TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
54TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
78TH CANADIAN INFANTRY
102ND CANADIAN INFANTRY
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

[east side]

DULCE ET DECORUM
EST
PRO PATRIA MORI

[south side]

"SEEK YE OUT OF THE BOOK OF THE LORD AND READ"
ISAIAH XXIV, 16

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS,"
JOHN XV, 13

"FOR THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE", I COR., XV, 57


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Location:
100 block Main Street
Penticton, BC Canada
V2A7M5


What is it?: Cenotaph

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