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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Altar of Remembrance, Ottawa

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Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Ottawa Canada         Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, OTtawa Canada

The Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa burned to the ground on February 3, 1916. Rebuilding started when Canada was still at war. The Peace Tower fronting the new Centre Block opened in 1927, named to mark Canada’s commitment to peace. The Altar of Remembrance in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower holds the Book of Remembrance naming the more than 66,000 Canadians who lost their lives in the First World War.

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Canadian crusader for equality and justice. Connoisseur and creator of the written word. Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books and monuments. Read more at greatwar100reads.wordpress.com.

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