Photographer's Note

I watched the Remembrance Day Ceremony from Ottawa yesterday that commemorates signing of the Armistice November 11, 1918 ending WWI. I was reminded, among other aspects of the Day, of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that is laid out in front of the Memorial. The Tomb was added to the Memorial in the year 2000 CE. The remains of an unidentified soldier, who died in France in WWI, were brought home from a cemetery in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge. They were placed in a silver maple casket, and then in the sarcophagus seen in this photograph. A pair of sentries stand on guard to honour the deceased, weapons unloaded, during the summer months.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 924] (1958)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-14
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-11-12 4:28
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