The following article first appeared in The Echo of Cantley Volume 27 no 5, November 2015. This article is made available for the enjoyment of others with the express permission of the Echo of Cantley.
This self-funding project will create a single place of remembrance for all Canada's fallen heroes - an installation that families, friends and the people of Canada can visit and pay homage. It will honour the names of our fallen in all confl icts of record starting with the earliest. And though most of our war dead are buried abroad, this marker will bring our boys and girls home.
This will not be a war memorial taking the place of local cenotaphs or sacred memorials that already exist. It will have two components: a series of panels portraying the various confl icts Canada has engaged in, and a virtual "Wall," an electronic facility with a search function. A mobile presentation of names of each fallen hero together with biographies and photographs will be augmented from time to time as new material comes to light. Each year a glossy magazine will focus on aspects of the various conflicts with reviews, editorials, memoirs, stories, verse, and memorials to heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice for our country.
The right location for the installation is crucial. The National Wall of Remembrance Association believes that Kingston, Ontario, (the Military Communications and Electronics Museum on the grounds of Canadian Forces Base Kingston) is the right place, for Kingston is the birthplace of much of the present Canadian Forces.
Extracted from website: to get more details, to check on progress, to offer support: www.worassociation.ca.