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Honouring Canadians at three new locations in Belgium

November 9, 2017

The Government of Canada delegation had a quintessentially Canadian military day. They started their morning with a commemorative ceremony at the St. Julien Canadian Memorial. A new plaque was unveiled there to highlight the national historical significance of the Second Battle of Ypres. The Second Battle of Ypres has been designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as an event of national historic significance. During the ceremony, a bronze plaque in four languages, was unveiled by Parks Canada to commemorate this designation. After that, the delegation helped to open the Canadian Passchendaele Memorial Garden at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917. The day ended with a remarkable display of military precision with the Canadian Armed Forces performing a Sunset Ceremony at the Passchendaele Canadian Memorial. The traditional exercise signals the troops to return to the garrison for the night.

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