Day: July 28, 2016

Canada’s monument in U.S. national cemetery

Canada’s monument in U.S. national cemetery

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Arlington National Cemetery while in Washington, D.C., in March, he made a stop to place a wreath at a little known Canadian monument. The Canadian Cross of Sacrifice was a gift from Canada to the United States to pay tribute to the large number of Americans who chose to fight with Canadian forces during the First World War. Since the U.S. did not enter the war until 1917, many anxious Americans came north to join Canada’s army and fight in Europe. The cross was suggested by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1925. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge approved the request and on Nov. 11, 1927, he unveiled the monument. The monument was designed by British architect Sir Reginald Bloomfield using the model he created for the Imperial War Graves C...

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