THE CANADIAN WORLD WAR I MEMORIALS IN EUROPE

ST JULIEN CANADIAN MEMORIAL

This memorial sits on soil from Canada and is surrounded by tall cedar trees trimmed into the shape of large artillery shells and low cedars trimmed to look like exploding shells. As well there are lawns and beds of flowers. The granite from this memorial is from Canada and is 35 feet high and is known as the St Julien Memorial or the Brooding Soldier Memorial. It rises from a flagstone terrace.

OUR JOURNEY IN 2019 TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE HEROES OF HURON IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE IN WORLD WAR I & WORLD WAR II.

Utah Beach

In April of 2019, a group of 7 men made a journey to Europe will the goal of following our Canadians from Juno Beach on the Normandy coast through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and then into Germany. The group consisted of men who were interested in the history of our Canadian fallen, the military history and its significance in our lives today. We also were going to experience the emotions one would feel when you visit the cemeteries and memorials where our young men are honoured and remembered.

THE MILITARY CEMETERIES OF EUROPE

Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS

Recently, I took a group of men who are interested in the history of the First and Second World Wars to Europe for 17 days. We called ourselves "the magnificent seven". Some of the group had been overseas a number of times previously and some had never experienced the emotions of what our Canadians sacrificed and died for.