Animals in War Memorial, Ottawa
|Animals in War Memorial|
|For animals used by the Canadian military (Canadian Army) in conflicts since the Second Boer War|
|Unveiled||November 3, 2012|
near Ottawa, Ontario Canada
|Designed by||David Clendining|
The Animals in War Memorial (officially Animals in War and Les animaux en temps de guerre) is a memorial sculpture located at Confederation Park in Ottawa. It commemorates animals used by the Canadian military (Canadian Army) in conflicts since the Second Boer War (this excludes the use of animals by British Army and French Army before Canada existed as a country).
The memorial consists of three plaques mounted on a stone and sculpture of a dog with foot prints locate next to the South African War Memorial, Ottawa and near the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument.
The plaques consists of:
Inscriptions on the plaques are in English and French.
The memorial was inspired by Lloyd Swick, a World War II and Korean War veteran, who remembered a painting of a horse at war at his high school in 1939. Swick and supporters presented the idea for a memorial to the National Capital Commission Committee in 2010. The memorial became reality and was unveiled on November 3, 2012.