Church of St John the Evangelist Memorial Plaque

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Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35059-138

Type: Chapel, scrolls in wood frame and glass cover, banner

Address: 154 Somerset Street West

Location: The Warriors`Chapel in the Church of St John the Evangelist, corner of Elgin and Somerset Streets

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.41786   Long: -75.68979

Contributor: Richard Turcotte

This memorial erected by the Church of St John the Evangelist and unveiled on 25 February 1951, is dedicated to members of the church who died during war.

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Inscription found on memorial

[dedication scroll/parchemin de dévotion]
Give us a quiet place, O GOD.
where we may gather together the memories
of those who have gone before us,
cherish the ideas for which they strove,
and take good heart from their devotion,
that we may further Thy work here on earth.

Chapel Dedication 25 February, 1951

[dedication scroll/parchemin de dévotion]
Constructed in 1946-47
Dedicated 25th February, 1951 by
Right Reverend Robert Jefferson, Bishop of Ottawa

Memorialized names unveiled 25th February, 1951 by
His Excellency the Governor General of Canada
Earl Alexander of Tunis, K.G.

Renovations to the Original (as pictured above) made in 1999-2000

Rededicated 12th November, 2000 by
Right Reverend Peter Coffin, Bishop of Ottawa
With Guest of Honour
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Governor General of Canada

The originally donated flags in this case are:
The Navy White Ensign flown in WWII by HMCS OTTAWA
The Merchant Navy Red Ensign flown in WWII by
(The Red Ensign also represents the Canadian Army)
The Air Force Ensign flown in WWII by the City of Ottawa Squadron, RCAF

(A more complete history of the Warriors` Chapel is available in the booklet found in the case)

To the glory of God. This Warriors` Chapel was erected in grateful remembrance of those members of St John`s Church serving in the Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice for their King and country in order that we might continue to live in that freedom which is, by the grace of God, our rightful heritage. Dedicated in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fifty.

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