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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Very well done memorial. Since it is across from the parliament buildings, everyone should take in the National War Memorial.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Larry D
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well done memorial. Since it is across from the parliament buildings, everyone should take in the National War Memorial.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really isn't any review of this that is worthwhile. It is some place every canadian who lives now should pay respects to. For the lives of our ancestors lost. And for those that lived forever changed. Be humbled by their sacrifice and thank them.

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop. Being there on Remembrace Day was one of the main reasons we were in Ottawa. To honour my father who fought for freedom in WWII in the Dutch underground. Proud to pay tribute to all those that gave given us and others a free country to live in.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here during and again after the rememberance day service. During the service there were thousands of people in attendance. A very moving tribute to our vetrans. It was hard to see the main service but some large screens were available to watch closer views of the speakers. Go early 1-1.5 hours to find a prefered spot to watch... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Different countries/cultures have different "must do" activities. I rarely miss attending a Remembrance Day ceremony but the one here is one of those "must do" events for Canadians. Not to say that the ones held in small towns and cities are less significant, but there was something a bit more awe inspiring here.

Thank hectop
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in Ottawa for the Remembrance Day service. Great crowd and very good service. Respectful, good speakers and very touching seeing the veterans of the Second World , The Korean War, Afganistan and other confrontations over the years. The crowd was very respectful of the service. The monument was very nice and mentioned the dates of the different wars over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A monument built to honor our heroes, It is the place to go and pay respect to all that fought for our country.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sons are in the Military and each year (multiple times actually) I find myself drawn to the Canadian War Memorial to pay my respects and to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom!

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Shilo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial is huge and well done. Passing by its always good to show the respect of what had to be done to enjoy the freedoms we have.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restoration work is finally done just in time for this Remembrance Day NOVEMBER 11 . Pass the word & inform people to return if they were unable to view or pay their respects.

Thank Norm W

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