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Croix du Sacrifice - Cross of Sacrifice - Quebec
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member XeresDan
N 46° 48.519 W 071° 12.722
19T E 331231 N 5186276
Quick Description: Croix du Sacrifice - Cross of Sacrifice - Quebec
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 9/6/2010 1:25:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM9MZP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 43

Long Description:
A nos morts glorieux - To our glorious dead
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
1950 - 1953
Je me souviens


La Croix du Sacrifice fut inaugurée le 1er juillet 1924 en l'honneur des 60 000 Canadiens qui ont perdu la vie lors de la Première Guerre mondiale. Avant l’installation, on déposa sous le monument une première poignée de terre provenant de Vimy, lieu de la bataille où les Canadiens sont morts. Chaque année, à la 11e heure du 11e jour du 11e mois, une cérémonie commémorative a lieu devant la croix pour souligner l'anniversaire de l'Armistice.

Située à l'angle de la Grande-Allée Est et de l'avenue George-VI, à l'entrée du parc des Champs-de-Bataille, la croix du Sacrifice, a été érigée afin de rappeler le souvenir des soldats morts pendant la Première Guerre mondiale (1914-1918). Des références aux morts de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale (1939-1945) et de la guerre de Corée (1950-1953) ont été ajoutées au monument.

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The Cross of Sacrifice was inaugurated on July 1th, 1924 in honor of the 60,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the First World War. Before the installation, they placed under the monument, a handful of soil from Vimy, site of the battle where Canadians died. Each year, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11th month, a memorial ceremony is held in front of the cross to mark the anniversary of the Armistice.
Located at the corner of Grande-Allée East and George VI Avenue at the entrance to the Parc des Champs de Bataille, the Cross of Sacrifice was erected to remember those soldiers who died during the First World War (1914-1918). References to the dead of the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953) were added to the monument.

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Type of memorial: Monument

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