The Monument – An artists rendering of sacrifice
With so much military history in Kingston, Ontario, it would be hard to imagine a better place to remember those that came before, and sacrificed so much for what we have as a nation.
If you’ve ever been to the Kingston waterfront, you’ll know that it is a place rich in history. With the former Kingston Penitentiary, the Martello Tower, the Cenotaph, Fort Henry and the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence seaway, it’s a unique place.
The National Wall of Remembrance Association, along with the City of Kingston has now completed the approval stages, and are working toward a final design that will nest itself right in the waterfront area of Kingston, near the Martello Tower.
The monument will be made up of 4 granite columns, each depicting conflicts and humanitarian missions in which Canadian Soldiers sacrificed their lives for our country. The conflicts range from the War of 1812 through to Afghanistan.
Along side these columns will be stone benches with crests representing all of the provinces and territories in Canada. For those that would like to add to the experience of the monument, a smartphone app is currently being developed to allow the visitor to have a guided walk-through of conflicts and humanitarian missions.
A kiosk will also be onsite to host The Virtual Component of the monument; The Canadian Fallen. Here you will find over 117,000 soldier profiles of all Canadians who died during active service or training in Canada and abroad. The Canadian Fallen can also be accessed online at https://canadianfallen.ca