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“I can't help but stop here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National War Memorial

National War Memorial
Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Kingston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I can't help but stop here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Any time I am in Ottawa, this is my first stop. I remove my hat, bow my head, and honestly, heart fully extend my respect to all this site honours. People have come to me after and thanked me for doing this as it reminded them that it is not simply a sculpture at an intersection near Parliament Hill, but a symbol for too many lost in valour for the rest of us, and those equally brave who survived to uproot those who threatened the peace and safety of us all.

Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A poignant reminder of sacrifice. A striking piece of sculpture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We liked the fact that the war memorial was in a central location and not tucked away in a corner as so many are.

Visited September 2013
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Otley West Yorkshire
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229 reviews 229 reviews
130 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Agrat tribute to fallen heroes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

You can't help but to see this memorial as it is in the centre of the City. We thought it was quite haunting when we saw it lit up in the evening as the shadows on the faces of the statues seemed even more real and pained. Vey poignant.

Visited October 2013
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Cannington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

excellent way to get to know our national history, very well equipped and clean.
great job, definetly a place to visit whenever you have time

Visited June 2013
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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“Lest we forget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A fitting tribute to all the brave men & women of Canada's Armed Services who gave their all for the cause of freedom.

Visited September 2013
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