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National Military Cemetery

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Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35059-294

Type: Cemetery

Address: 280 Beechwood Avenue

Location: Beechwood Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 42.446909   Long: -75.6593454

Contributor: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Located in Ottawa, Beechwood Cemetery became the home of Canada's National Military Cemetery (NMC) in 2007. The NMC encompasses four sections of Beechwood and was established through a partnership between the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence, and Beechwood Cemetery.  

The military plots in Sections 19 and 29 were used during and after the First World War and military burials continued in Section 27 throughout and following the Second World War. In 1958 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission erected a Cross of Sacrifice and shelter building with the Cremation Memorial in Section 27. The Department of National Defence (Canadian Forces) opened section 103 in 2001. This section is dedicated to the memory of Canadian service personnel who honourably served their country in war and peace, at home and abroad, and are now at rest.

There are memorials throughout the NMC, including the Cross of Sacrifice, Cremation Memorial, National Military Cemetery Memorial, and Tri-Service Memorial.

 

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Inscription found on memorial

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National Military Cemetery

Le cimetière militaire national

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CANADA'S NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY,
DEDICATED ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2007, IS A
PARTNERSHIP AMONGST THE BEECHWOOD
CEMETERY FOUNDATION, THE COMMONWEALTH
WAR GRAVES COMMISSION, THE DEPARTMENT
OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
CANADA. THIS CEMETERY BRINGS TOGETHER
ALL THOSE WHO REST HERE WHO DIED ON
ACTIVE SERVICE, WHOSE DEATH WAS RELATED
TO SERVICE, OR WHO SERVED HONOURABLY
AND CHOSE TO REST AMONGST THEIR
COMRADES IN THESE SACRED GROUNDS.

LE CIMETIÈRE MILITAIRE NATIONAL DU
CANADA, INAUGURÉ LE 13 SEPTEMBRE 2007,
EST UN PARTENARIAT ENTRE LA FONDATION
DU CIMETIÈRE BEECHWOOD, LA COMMISSION
DES SÉPULTURES DE GUERRE DU
COMMONWEALTH, LE MINISTÈRE DE LA
DÉFENSE NATIONALE ET ANCIENS
COMBATTANTS CANADA. CE CIMETIÈRE
RÉUNIT CEUX QUI SONT MORTS EN SERVICE,
DONT LA MORT EST RELIÉE AU SERVICE
MILITAIRE OU QUI ONT SERVI LEUR PAYS
HONORABLEMENT ET QUI ONT CHOISI D’ÊTRE
INHUMÉS AUX CÔTÉS DE LEURS CAMARADES
DANS CES LIEUX SACRÉS.

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