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Cenotaph
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Cenotaph
Coordinates 45°29′55.079″N 73°34′7.878″W / 45.49863306°N 73.56885500°W / 45.49863306; -73.56885500
Location Place du Canada
Type Monument
Material bronze, granite
Opening date 1921
Dedicated to death combatants in World War I, World War II, and Korean War

The Cenotaph is a public monument in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, commemorating the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

Overview

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Byng of Vimy, unveiled Montreal's Cenotaph in Dominion Square (now Place du Canada), in 1921. The monument was inspired by The Cenotaph, London (1920).

On the sixth anniversary of the armistice (November 11, 1924) a crowd assembled at the monument. At exactly eleven o'clock the assembled crowd fell silent for two minutes.

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