There are a series of monuments, memorials, and artistic works in Rideau Falls Park on and around Green Island. This pillar features Iznik tiles, from a town in Turkey known for these ceramics. It was a gift from the embassy of Turkey in 2002.
This sculpture, called Reflections, is dedicated to Canadian aid workers, some of whom have paid a steep price for working in international aid with their lives. It was placed here in 2001.
Other monuments here in the park are military monuments. This one honours the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, a force of volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1939.
This monument, on the other hand, is in memory of Canadian, British, and other Commonwealth air force airmen and women who, during the course of the Second World War, lost their lives in this part of the world, serving or training for the war effort. It was unveiled in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II.
This last monument is the Artillery Monument. Canadian field gun crews have served and continue to serve in our armed forces.
There is a new monument here, right next to this last monument, that I'll show you tomorrow.