Monument aux Valeureux
|Canadian Heritage, National Capital Commission, Valiants Foundation|
Five busts on the west side of the memorial represent each of the five military periods
|For fourteen key figures from the military history of the country|
|Unveiled||5 November 2006|
|Designed by||Marlene Hilton Moore, John McEwen|
The Valiants Memorial (French: Monument aux Valeureux) is a military monument located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It commemorates fourteen key figures from the military history of Canada. Dedicated by Governor General Michaëlle Jean on 5 November 2006, the work consists of nine busts and five statues, all life-sized, by artists Marlene Hilton Moore and John McEwen.
The monument 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 the Aeneid by Virgil:
- "Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo"
which translates to "No day will ever erase you from the memory of time".
The heroes commemorated in the monument are:
- From the French Regime (1534–1763):
|Le comte de Frontenac||bust|
|Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville||statue|
- From the American Revolution (1775–1783):
|Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)||statue|
- From the War of 1812 (1812–1815):
|Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, KB||bust|
|Charles de Salaberry||statue|
- From the First World War (1914–1918):
|General Sir Arthur Currie, GCMG, KCB||statue|
|Corporal Joseph Kaeble, VC, MM||bust|
- From the Second World War (1938–1945):
|Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, VC, DSC||bust|
|Captain John Wallace Thomas, CBE||bust|
|Major Paul Triquet, VC, CD||bust|
|Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski, VC||bust|
- "Valiants Memorial Unveiled" (Press release). Government of Canada. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Bill Curry (6 November 2006). "Memorial marks valiant efforts". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- "Valiants Memorial". Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- David Williams (2009). Media, Memory, and the First World War. McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas, 48. Montreal, Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 286–287. ISBN 978-0-7735-3507-7.
- Vergilius, 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)
- "Valiants Memorial". Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada.