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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim is a local historian who resides in Goderich, Ontario. Much of the last fourteen years has been dedicated to researching all of the 700+ men and women from Huron County who paid the supreme sacrifice during World Wars I and II.
Mr. Bill Anderson who resides in Goderich is a World War II veteran and is one of 39 remaining veterans to have the honour of returning to Juno Beach on the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings. Bill will be representing his country and his comrades as well as all of the veterans who took part in the landings.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in London, England - 1945 and its formation was dated on November 4, 1946.
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.