Lebreton Flats features a couple of large monuments. The Canadian Firefighters Memorial is one of them, paying tribute to those firefighters across the country who have given their lives in the line of duty, either directly in a response to a fire or as a result of workplace related diseases. Names etched upon a wall are by province and territory. Designed by architect Douglas Coupland and landscape architect Mary Tremain, it also features the large statue of a firefighter.
This is the back side of the wall, with plants and trees growing on the slope, specifically chosen by the landscape architect.
Each September a national service of remembrance is held here. Several years ago I met blogger The Furry Gnome. His son William has his name on the wall; William died in the line of duty as a forest fire pilot during the fight against the Cold Lake forest fire. Each time I come by here I'll stop to pay my respects.
As said, names are listed by province and territory. As the majority of the population are in Ontario and Quebec, so to are the majority of the names.
Near one entrance, the Firefighter's Prayer is etched onto a plate.
Two last views from here. Tomorrow we'll look at the neighbouring monument.
How sad to hear about your fellow blogger's son...ReplyDelete
I don't think we have a memorial like this one, I will have to investigate.ReplyDelete
Nice walk, with history in the background. I like places and walks where you can learn something interesting.ReplyDelete
Beautiful memorial for the firefighters! Take care and enjoy your day, have a great new week!!ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute of remembrance.ReplyDelete
Homenaje bien merecido, en el que tu blog ha colaborado, en su difusión.ReplyDelete
...an important and dangerous job!ReplyDelete
I think I have a vague recollection of your meeting with FG.ReplyDelete
such a tribute. nice to see. hope you are well this week. stay cool, or at least trying, considering the humidity. laters.ReplyDelete
What an impressive wall of names.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: he left quite a legacy.ReplyDelete
@Stefan: a memorial like this is a very good idea.
@boguslaw: I agree.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Gemel: Very much so.
@anvilcloud: it's been some years now.
@Beth: thank you.
Gostei desta homenagem.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e tenha um boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
It is a good tribute to them.ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute to the selfless firemen!ReplyDelete
Wonderful tribute to the brotherhood ~ReplyDelete
Thank you for your warmth and caring for my loss of Angel ~ Xo
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
That is a wonderful tribute to those brave guys and gals.ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute to all the firefighters who risk their lives to save people.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this monument!ReplyDelete
I think about those who have died saving the lives of others. Thank you for showing me this memorial.ReplyDelete
Heroes All. Wishing you a belated happy candidate day dear WilliamReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute, thank you for sharing these photographs.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
@Francisco: thank you.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: I think so.
@Carol: take all the time you need.
@Sharon: very much so.
@Bill: it was well conceived.ReplyDelete
@Marie: you're welcome.
@DJan: true heroes.
@Jan: thank you.
I remember when his son died and I think about him when I read about firefighters. Brave people.ReplyDelete
A wonderful firefighters memorial, true heroes indeed!ReplyDelete
Interesting post and nice photos !!!ReplyDelete