You've probably seen on the news about the flooding in Ontario and Quebec. Since I'm in the midst of this series, with the Tulip Festival to follow, I decided to do a couple of posts with my flood photos over at my writer's blog, today and on Saturday. Click on the icon at the upper right to go on over there and check it out, and leave a comment.
The stretches of Beechwood Cemetery are well organized, with paths to follow, and each section numbered. Maps provided at the reception center are quite helpful as the visitor walks through.
This rather large tombstone is surrounded by others in the family name- Booth. The most prominent member of the family, J.R. Booth, the Ottawa lumber baron whose life straddled the 19th and 20th centuries, is buried here among his relations.
This Freemason marker caught my eye, as did the crypt that follows it.
A Sherman tank is placed here, at one of two sections in the cemetery that make up the National Military Cemetery. This section is the older one. Rows of graves for veterans who survived their time in combat can be found here. Plaques can be found at a nearby sheltered spot overlooking their graves. The Dutch plaque surprised me, but is a nod to the fact that free Dutch servicemen who escaped the German occupation did meet an end in training incidents here in Canada before they could return home.