Next of Kin Memorial Avenue

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Next of Kin Memorial Avenue
City of Saskatoon & IODE
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Next of Kin Memorial Avenue
For World War I and ensuing wars
Established 1922-1923
Location 52°08′49.36″N 106°39′29.27″W / 52.1470444°N 106.6581306°W / 52.1470444; -106.6581306 (Next of Kin Memorial Avenue)Coordinates: 52°08′49.36″N 106°39′29.27″W / 52.1470444°N 106.6581306°W / 52.1470444; -106.6581306 (Next of Kin Memorial Avenue)
near Saskatoon
Burials by nation
Burials by war
World War I and those afterwards
Statistics source:
Official name: Next of Kin Memorial Avenue National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1992
Plaque 2 The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
Plaque 3 The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
Plaque 4 The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
Plaque 5 The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
The Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon.

Next of Kin Memorial Avenue is a National Historic Site of Canada which is part of Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]

Plaque 2[edit]

To the sacred memory of those who served in the armed forces and rest from their labors This Next-Of-Kin Memorial Avenue is dedicated.

Plaque 3[edit]

Next-of-kin Memorial Avenue

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Next-of-Kin Memorial Avenue L'Avenue Commémorative

Begun in 1922-1923 by the military chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Saskatoon's Memorial Avenue is the only intact example of the "Roads of Remembrance" which were created in various Canadian cities after the First World War. These living memorials, undertaken by local service groups to honour their community's fallen soldiers, were modeled after the straight, tree lined country avenues of France. A small plaque contributed by the next-of-kin dedicates each tree to an individual soldier, created a highly symbolic personal and community tribute.

Commencée en 1922-1823 par la section militaire de l'Ordre impérial des filles de l'Empire, l'avenue commémorative de Saskatoon est le seul example intact des chemins du souvenir créés dans diverses villes canadiennes après la Premiére Guere mondiale. Ces chemins, aménagés par des groupes d'entraide en l'honneur des soldats de l'endroit tombés sur les champs de bataille, s'inspiraient des avenues droites et bordées dárbres des campagnes françaises. Témoignage personnel et collectif hautement symbolique, une petite plaque offerte par la famille dédie chaque arbre à un soldat particulier.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada

Government of Canada

Gouvernement du Canada

Plaque 5[edit]

In recognition of 100 years of service by IODE members of Saskatoon. 1900-2000. and their special role in establishing this memorial avenue of trees.

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