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Cenotaph in the Town of Aurora During Victoria Day

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Town of Aurora Cenotaph during Victoria Day, May 18, 2015.

Town of Aurora Cenotaph, a memorial tower built in 1925, to recognize those who fought during the war and did not return home, the sacrifice made by 77 local men. The tower stands on the land once owned by military leader William Graham, who fought with the British during the American Revolution. The tower stands at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park on Veterans’ Lane, Town of Aurora, Ontario. The Altar of Sacrifice at the base of the Cenotaph as shown on the photo below was dedicated in 1960 to those who died in World War II. The tower is 73 feet high and was constructed of granite by the Mcintosh Granite Company of Toronto.

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The Town of Aurora was named one of 140 recipients of hundreds of thousands of tulip bulbs through the Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip gardens project, an initiative of the Canadian Garden Council, to celebrate the unique relationship between Canada and the Netherlands, a relationship that was forged during the Second World War.” Read More: Dozens plant tulips in the name of Canadian-Dutch friendship

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The Town of Aurora is one of the fortunate recipients of the 70th anniversary Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Gardens, being distributed across Canada to 140 communities. This is a symbol of appreciation for the role Canadian soldiers played in the liberation of the Netherlands and the hospitality Canada provided to the Dutch Royal Family in Ottawa during WWII.” Source: Planting Tulips at Aurora Cenotaph

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