Monday, October 26, 2015

Peacekeeping Monument

I was passing by the Peacekeeping Monument, officially called Reconciliation, in the heart of the city, in August. There had been a ceremony earlier, before I had been there. The flags and vehicles were still present.

30 comments:

  1. Ah, the U.N. flag. There are some in the U.S. who see that as a symbol of world domination or something else nefarious. (I can't keep up anymore with all the things that upset people.)

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  2. I love Canada because I believe that remembers very well those who have died for her.

    Tomás.

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  3. Nice to see them after a long time...

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  4. I am thinking with those tires, I bet that vehicle could climb those stairs,

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  5. The jeeps stand as sentries and reminders of battles.

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  6. A great reminder of how Canadians have - in the past - been well-known as peace keepers.

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  7. Canada does honor her heroes better than any other country, I think.

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  8. Thank God for peace keepers. Have a great week!

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  9. Peace.....will the world ever be at peace. Thanks for the photo.

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  10. @Kay: I don't get it either.

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Weekend Windup: it's been awhile since I last featured it. It's a great monument for photographers to take shots of.

    @Janey: I expect so!

    @Beatrice: indeed.

    @EG: and we can be again.

    @Norma: in this case, yes.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Linda: you're welcome.

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  11. That's a huge monument. Peace keeping is one of the best things Canada ever did. I hope we go back to it. It's something we can be proud of.

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  12. Always love to see this monument William, it's pretty fabulous!

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  13. I wonder what kind of ceremony it was. Such a great monument.

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  14. I hope we get back to those duties!

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  15. @Red: and it's a legacy of the prime minister I think is the best we ever had, Pearson.

    @Grace: it is quite photogenic.

    @Whisk: Indeed!

    @Sharon: I would have thought for the International Day of Peace, but that's in September.

    @VP: I've always thought so.

    @RedPat: so do I.

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  16. That looks great monument. The ceremony must have been beautiful!

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  17. Indeed it is a beautiful memorial.

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  18. Nice memorial but while I'm not necessarily a pacifist, I don't like military vehicles much...

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  19. @Tamago: I'm sure it was.

    @Denise: it was a good idea to build it.

    @Bibi: I quite agree!

    @Ciel: true, though in this case they're geared more towards the peacekeeper side and less towards overt aggression as we've seen here in the last ten years.

    @Tex: a good passage of scripture!

    @Marleen: I've always thought so!

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  20. That's a great monument with the figures on the wall, it's very symbolic...

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  21. There's so much pride in our peacekeeping history.

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  22. Terrific pictures, but unfortunately, monuments do not bring peace. The remembrance of those that tried, however, is a worthy gesture.

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  23. wonder what kind of vehicle price that would have? ( ;

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  24. I am proud to be a Canadian. We do remember our falling man. You bet we do.
    Pray for the ones who have been hurt badly and loss their limbs.

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