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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Wreaths Across Canada, National Military Cemetery, Ottawa

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Wreaths Across Canada has the ambitious goal of placing a wreath on the graves of veterans in every military cemetery in Canada on the first Sunday of December each year. The program started modestly at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. The dates of death and the fact that the graves are in Canada show that these veterans of the Canadian Expeditionary Force survived and returned home after serving in WW1.

Wreaths Across Canada is based on Wreaths Across America, in operation since 1992. National Wreaths Across America Day is next Saturday, 13 December.

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2 thoughts on “Monday Monuments and Memorials – Wreaths Across Canada, National Military Cemetery, Ottawa

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