Sunday, July 7, 2013

War Never Again

This is the War Never Again monument in Gatineau. It was dedicated in 1992. It looks like it has suffered from lack of attention since then. One of the lights at its base is missing and much of the structure is overgrown with a weed vine.

WAR NEVER AGAIN

In tribute to the men, women and children of Hull who suffered because of these wars

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
1950 - 1953

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them, nor their years condemn, at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."

May our collective memory strive for a future of peace.

Dedicated on November 11, 1992 by Mrs. Ghislaine Chénier, Acting Mayor of the City of Hull, in the presence of the Honourable Marcel Masse, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Gaston Garceau, Immediate National Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion and the members of the Hull Branch (Québec 30)."