Tuesday, 8 May 2012
North York - York Cemetery
Location: N 43 45.890 W 079 25.326 In the centre of York Cemetery, on the main road, a roundabout circles the memorial.
York Cemetery is the final resting place of many servicemen from several different countries. The grounds feature displays of artillery, tanks, and several military graves. This memorial is the prominent feature, standing tall along the main road through the cemetery.
THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE SO BRAVELY WON BY
MEMBERS OF CANADA'S ARMED SERVICES WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES DURING WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II,
KOREA, AND WHILE SERVING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS.
"LEST WE FORGET"
TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN MEMORY
OF THOSE OF THE ARMED SERVICES
WHO LIE IN THIS HALLOWED GROUND
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED
CITIZENS REPATRIATION LEAGUE INC.
AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE TORONTO
GENERAL BURYING GROUNDS
AND WAS UNVEILED BY THE LORD BISHOP OF TORONTO
THE RIGHT REVEREND F.H. WILKINSON. M.M AND BARS, M.A.,D.D., L.L.D., D.C.L.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20TH, 1963
A WISE NATION PRESERVES ITS RECORDS - GATHERS UP
ITS MUNIMENTS - DECORATES THE TOMBS OF IT ILLUSTRIOUS
DEAD REPAIRS ITS GREAT PUBLIC STRUCTURES AND FOSTERS
NATIONAL PRIDE AND LOVE OF COUNTRY BY PERPETUAL
REFERENCE TO THE SACRIFICES AND GLORIES OF THE PAST.