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National War Memorial

Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier shortly after Cpl Nathan Cirillo was killed while on guard. It was moving to see all the flowers and poppies and messages that were left paying respect to our fallen soldier.

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Newfoundland,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrived in Ottawa the day after the shooting and visited the War memorial before leaving. It was a very moving experience. Blessings to all who guard it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This monument is a commemoration of First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. We have just few minutes here to click click some quick snapshots and moved on. Two weeks later, the tragic killing happened right here where we have taken nice shots of the monument and the standing guards. It’s really sad to hear the news. I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After years of watching it on television, it was a very emotional experience to witness the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in person at the National War Memorial. After the official honours and respects are paid, members of the public come forward to place their individual poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A tremendously worthwhile experience if you ever... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is an impressive memorial, dedicated to the 100,000+ Canadians who died in battle. Important to show your respect and to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Round the corner from Parliament, this is a must visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I loved the square. It is beautiful, well-kept and clean, full of flowers. I was lucky enough to witness the change of the guard, with the bag piper and the whole procession. I also recommend exploring the surrounding area, and reading about the war heroes whose statues are located in the Valiants memorial.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited the week after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed while standing guard there, and I had the honour of seeing the many tributes left there in his memory. I will never forget. It made me incredibly proud to see so many there, each person seemingly having their own personal moments of silence. I encourage every Canadian who can to... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A monument to those lost in war, defiled by an act of violence, now being visited by hundreds who will not let this ugliness change us for the worse. Peace certainly has a price; more than ever it can be remembered here.

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Dunnville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were at the Memorial the week following the killings and were overwhelmed with seeing the sea of flowers. We have been there in the past and were impressed, but this was very touching.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I were in Ottawa for the night. We needed to stop by the War Memorial. We were quite taken aback by the overwhelming feeling of sadness. There were lots of flowers, notes from children, and many people. Some were taking pictures, while others were most likely saying a prayer. It was very sad to think that a... More

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