Thursday, May 2, 2024

The Legacies Of The Korean War

 I stopped in at the Canadian War Museum briefly in the latter part of April. We see the building here from the grounds of the National Holocaust Monument across the street.

A hint of things to come- tulips in a planter outside the Museum. These are a legacy of the Second World War.

At present in the foyer, there is a series of panels on the Korean War.

One of the great strengths of the Museum is how it highlights individuals, such as the case with these, looking at soldiers and civilians from that war, telling their stories.

A wide view of the foyer of the Museum.

I paid my respects inside the Memorial Chamber, where one artifact is displayed. It is the original gravestone of an unknown Canadian soldier who fell at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. His remains now rest at the most sacred place in the country- the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial.


  1. Impressive to watch this in these times of rising international tensions.

  2. I like your shot of the building exterior. I don't remember seeing such a view before.

    1. I tend to photograph it most often from the south, coming up directly, and rarely from across the street.

  3. A nice building and exhibit. The tulips will look pretty. Take care, have a great day!

  4. Touring the war memorial brings out some very sober thoughts as the terrible events of war are on display.

  5. I was a little kid during the Korean War, but I had older cousins who fought in this war. It was a long time ago.

  6. Wonderful tribute to the Korean War military ~ and others ~ Tulips will be lovely I bet.

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Expores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. It seemed so far away at the time, and yet I’ve met people who served in that war.

  8. Thanks for this post.

    ... not long until Tulip time!

    All the best Jan