Memorial 35091-009 Toronto, ON

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Municipality/Province: Toronto, ON

Memorial Number: 35091-009

Type: grey stone tower

Address: Hart House Circle

Location: University of Toronto, Soldiers' Tower

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.66354   Long: -79.39523

Contributor: Major R.B. Oglesby

Photo Credit: Major R.B. Oglesby; Terry MacDonald; Jack Marshall Ltd.

The Memorial Tower stands at 143 feet tall and includes: 1) A carillon of 51 Bells, each one a memorial. 2) A military museum in the Memorial Room. 3) A memorial screen listing 624 members of the University of Toronto killed in the First World War. 4) An archway listing 557 members of the University of Toronto killed in the Second World War. 5) Two memorial books for the First and Second World Wars. 6) A stained glass window of twelve large panels with four words - SERVICE SACRIFICE FREEDOM PEACE.

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Inscription found on memorial

[cross/croix]
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
THE POPPIES BLOW
BETWEEN THE CROSSES
ROW ON ROW,
THAT MARK OUR PLACE

AND IN THE SKY
THE LARKS, STILL
BRAVELY SINGING, FLY

SCARCE HEARD AMID
THE GUNS BELOW.
WE ARE THE DEAD,
SHORT DAYS AGO
WE LIVED, FELT DAWN,
SAW SUNSET GLOW,
LOVED AND WERE LOVED,
AND NOW WE LIE,
IN FLANDERS FIELDS.

TAKE UP OUR
QUARREL WITH
THE FOE:
TO YOU FROM
FAILING HANDS
WE THROW
THE TORCH,
BE YOURS TO
HOLD IT HIGH,
IF YE BREAK
FAITH WITH US
WHO DIE
WE SHALL NOT
SLEEP, THOUGH
POPPIES GROW
IN FLANDERS
FIELDS.

JOHN MC CRAE, '94

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