Cenotaph (Montreal)

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Cenotaph
Path to Place du Canada.JPG
Coordinates 45°29′55.03″N 073°34′07.75″W / 45.4986194°N 73.5688194°W / 45.4986194; -73.5688194Coordinates: 45°29′55.03″N 073°34′07.75″W / 45.4986194°N 73.5688194°W / 45.4986194; -73.5688194
Location Place du Canada
Type Monument
Material bronze, granite
Opening date 1921
Dedicated to death combatants in World War I

The Cenotaph is a public monument in Montreal.

Overview[edit]

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Byng of Vimy, unveiled Montreal's Cenotaph in the Place du Canada, a part of Dominion Square, in 1921. The monument was inspired by the Cenotaph, London (1920).

On the sixth anniversary of the armistice (November 11, 1924) a crowd assembled at the monument as usual. At exactly eleven o'clock the assembled crowd fell utterly silent for two minutes.

Notes[edit]

  • Alan Gordon, Making Public Pasts: The Contested Terrain of Montreal's Public Memories, 1891-1930. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, p. 93.
  • Monument aux braves de Montréal