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Okanagan Military Museum

These web pages are respectfully dedicated to the over 100,000 Canadians who have given their lives in defence of our country, our citizens and our ideals while serving in the armed forces during war, peacekeeping operations and in maintaining our daily safety and security ... Lest We Forget.

 

OKANAGAN VALLEY WAR MEMORIALS

"SILENT SENTINELS OF THE OKANAGAN"

They are the silent ones amongst us whose existence passes barely noticed except for a season of colour in November. Then they are clothed in green laurels and little red artificial flowers, symbols of real flowers in fields a long way off from the peaceful valley of the sentinels. The sentinels stand and serve through the seasons and years, some benefit from friends amongst them who care, others suffer the indignities of time, all stand in witness that is mute to the ear but sounds clearly in the sympathetic heart. Their durable skins bear the names of beings far less durable than themselves whose memorial is their sole duty. These are some images of these sentinels amongst us, who speak to us… when we listen, in a voice tinged with melancholy and pride.

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have served in our army, navy and air force in the two world wars, Korea and in peace-keeping operations - many never returned to Canada. Canadians continue to serve in our armed forces all over the world today and sadly some continue to pay the ultimate price of service to their country.

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We will remember them!

 

 

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