This monument can be found along Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It commemorates the Canadians who fought, died, and were imprisoned during and following the Battle of Hong Kong. At the same time as the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, their military struck several other targets across the Pacific on December 7th and 8th, 1941. One of those locations was the British colony of Hong Kong, where Canadian troops had been among those garrisoned to defend the place at the time. The names of all those who had served are inscribed on this monument, and those who died during the battle or afterwards in the POW camps are marked with crosses to denote their fate.
On October 22nd, a ceremony was held at the National War Memorial to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Corporal Nathan Cirillo while on duty as a sentry here, as well as the anniversary of the killing of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Quebec on the 20th of October, 2014. A plaque for Corporal Cirillo was unveiled here as well on that date, set alongside the edge of the Memorial's lawn. It's an ideal location- looking up from here you get a full view of the Memorial, and sentries taking their duty shift pass by this spot as they go to and from their posts.