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.

Cindy Visser - Nov 14th, 2018

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  Hello,
I'm not sure where you're at with your research on Stanley, George and Irwin Agar, three brothers who served in WW1.  They were all born in Huron County,
but moved west as children. They enlisted in Saskatoon.  Their father James was living in Lucknow, and Stan was welcomed back here when he returned from war. They were first cousins of Grandpa, but Grandpa wasn't born until 1914 so he wouldn't really have known them.

Holly Meinen, Nov 11th, 2018

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I would just like to say thank you to the men and women that fought to liberate the Netherlands and who have fought in any war to give us our freedom that we have today!
My parents are from the Netherlands and used to live near a little place called Holten. My great-uncle was Hendrik Prins. He never wanted any recognition, but he donated his farmland for the Holten Canadian War
Cemetery. He also helped to try and identify Canadian soldiers so that their loved ones knew where their bodies we're laid to rest.

Nov 11th, 2018

Patricia Miskimins, July 16, 2019

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Hello, I have been writing the story of my mother's cousin who died during WW2,  In Holland on the battlefield April 8, 1945. He was with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, 2nd Canadian Corps.  I have been reading all I can find about the battles that happened in Holland during the Spring of '45, and reading your website was the most emotional.  Your story of being there during the 2015 remembrance, allowed me to be there also.  I have now decided that I will make a trip to Holland when funds afford me to do so.

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.

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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.