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(April 1 – June 30, 2015)

Dave Albright

New Canna Blooms Part 1

Robert Julian Agnel

"Remember Flanders" Lt. Col John McCrae

Green Island, Rideau River, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

16-06-2015 at 10:30 EST

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This new memorial was installed by the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery the statue is to remember Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918) and is located on Green Island where the Rideau River falls into the Ottawa River.

Artist: Ruth Abernethy "Remember Flanders" 2015 Bronze: Some photos of the installation

Lt Col John MacCrae was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I. He was a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium when on May 3, 1915 he wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields"

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The poem was written after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. Its references to the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers resulted in the remembrance poppy becoming one of the world's most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict.
John McCrae's War - In Flanders Fields A Documentary by the National Film Board of Canada


USA-Canada / Canada-Ontario

Lat: 45° 26' 24" N
Long: 76° 42' 46" W

Elevation: 48 meters

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 10.5 mm, Nodal Ninja pole and head, photoshop, Stitcher unlimited, Pano2VR

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