Monday, May 4, 2015

War of 1812 Monument

Descriptions of the War of 1812 Monument may be found on the National Capital Commission web site and the Canadian Heritage web site. The monument, entitled Triumph Through Diversity, was created by Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison. It occupies a place in the south east corner of the grounds of Parliament Hill.




THE FIGHT FOR CANADA
1812 – 1815

Fought on land and on water, the War of 1812
helped shape the future of Canada. To defeat
the American invasion, people from various
walks of life came together – men and women;
military personnel and civilians; English, French
and Aborigianl peoples. The figures on this
monument reflect the diversity of those who
joined forces to defend this land and ensure
Canada's existence.