Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two late afternoon shots of 'The Soldier's Cemetery" in north central Regina.




The centerpiece of Regina's City Cemetery is The Soldiers Plot (also known as Soldier's Cemetery). The Soldiers' Plot came about due to the tireless work of former Regina mayor Lieutenant Colonel James McAra in 1920 whom believed that no soldier should lie in obscurity. Tombstones in this plot are arranged symmetrically and feature the name, rank, serial number, unit, age, and date of death of each soldier that was buried here. The grounds around the Soldiers' Plot are immaculately landscaped and serve as one of the most impressive military burial grounds in Canada .

The plot is also flanked by two field guns, which were captured from the German Army in World War I.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Regina for over 20 years and I never knew this area existed. Thank you very much for pointing this out as my father died in the Korean War and I am going to check out this plot tommorrow. Thansk again and these are fantastic photos.

Jody U.

Per Stromsjo said...

The first shot is real good. Those stones under that sky - an image of harmony.

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