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    The Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park - Halifax, Nova Scotia. Map & Guide: https://www.halifaxtrails.ca/point-pleasant-park/


      "The Halifax Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to commemorate men and women of the Forces of the Commonwealth and Empire who fell in the First World War (1914 - 1918) and Second World War (1939 - 1945) and who have no known grave. It commemorates particularly those Canadian and Newfoundland sailors, merchant seamen, soldiers and nursing sisters who lost their lives at sea, and also bears the names of men of the Canadian Army stationed in Canada who have no known grave. It is commonly, although inaccurately referred to at the Sailors’ Monument. The Memorial stands in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, where it can be seen by all ships entering or leaving the harbour; it is common for naval vessels of all nations to pay respects by saluting when passing. The monument takes the form of a 12-metre tall Cross of Sacrifice, similar in design to those erected in Commonwealth war cemeteries throughout the world; one can also be seen at Fort Massey Cemetery in Halifax. The cross stands on an octagonal platform of Quebec grey granite, the faces of which bear twenty-three bronze panels inscribed with 3,257 names. Panels one to three contain 272 names from the First World War, while panels four through twenty-three display 2,845 names from the Second World War." - Halifax Military Heritage Preservation Society