Municipal Flag of Dawson Creek 2 - British Columbia
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N 55° 45.626 W 120° 14.159
10U E 673425 N 6182876
Quick Description: Municipal Flag of Dawson Creek 2 is located on Ben Heppner Way in front of Dawson Creek City Hall.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/17/2019 8:50:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM1154F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:

Mile "0"

Dawson Creek is in Peace River Country in beautiful British Columbia and is known as Mile "O" of the famous Alaska Highway.

Dawson Creek is where it all began in 1942. Tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians arrived in Dawson Creek to build the Alaska Highway. In 2017, Dawson Creek celebrated the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway.

Dawson Creek has approximately 13,000 residents in this well known community. Millions of visitors come to see the Mile "0" marker that is located in downtown.

The municipal flag of Dawson Creek shows the Mile "0" marker that is located behind a huge natural stone cairn with a torch and a line from In Flanders Fields by John McCrea:

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The Dawson Creek municipal flag is accompanied with the flag of Canada. Where these flags are located is in a lovely park in front of Dawson Creek City Hall. At the corner there is a Worker's Memorial.

Worker's Memorial

Honors those workers who were killed or injured in the workplace. The Worker's Memorial is a metal sculpture with one figure in the center. It is mounted on a steel beam platform that is placed in an attractive green space with flowerbeds. The scrap metal to create the sculpture was collected locally.

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