Valiants Memorial ( French: ) is a military monument located in the Monument aux Valeureux Canadian capital of Ottawa, commemorating fourteen key figures from the military history of the country. It was dedicated on 5 November 2006. The work consists of nine busts and five statues, all life-sized, by artists Marlene Hilton Moore and John McEwen. [1 ]
It was installed around the
Sappers Staircase, an underpass on the northeastern corner of Confederation Square, adjacent to the National War Memorial. The wall of the staircase is decorated with a quotation from by The Aeneid Virgil [2 ]
Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo, "No day will ever erase you from the memory of time". The monument was dedicated by [3 ] Governor General Michaëlle Jean on November 5, 2006. [4 ]
The heroes commemorated in the monument are:
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^ "Valiants Memorial". National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. Canadian Department of National Defence. 2008-04-16 . Retrieved . 20 May 2014
^ "inscription Sappers staircase from The Aeneid by Virgil". National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. Canadian Department of National Defence. 2008-04-16 . Retrieved . 20 May 2014
Aeneis, IX, 447 :
Fortunati ambo! si quid mea carmina possunt,(446)
nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo, (447)
dum domus Aeneae Capitoli immobile saxum (448)
accolet imperiumque pater Romanus habebit. (449) The same verse IX, 447 of Virgilius is now engraved on a wall in the "9/11 Memorial Museum" in New-York : " No day shall erase you from the memory of time".
^ "The Valiants Memorial". Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage.
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