Another Remembrance Day, commemorating the sacrifice of those who died during military conflicts of the past. This monument was erected to honour those who perished at Dieppe, during WWII. It stands in a park in the neighbourhood named for that battle. It features the flags of Canada, Saskatchewan, and Regina, as well as three plaques.
Lest We Forget.
These memorials have been erected in different parts of the city, and commemorate the sacrifices made by the soldiers in the first and second world wars.
This memorial honours Saskatchewan sailors.
The plaque below, to recognize the many war brides that made Canada their home after WWI and WWII.
The plaque reads: “The Saskatchewan War Brides Association – This plaque is dedicated to honour the war brides of WWI and WWII who married Canadian servicemen in a theatre of war and were brought to Canada by the Canadian government between 1945 and 1947. Approximately 48,000 brides and 22,000 children came from the British Isles and Western Europe to settle in every province of this great country. Many came to Saskatchewan adding to the rich mosaic of Canadian life on the prairies. Vos Salutams”
LEST WE FORGET
While traveling through three of Canada’s Atlantic provinces, we saw some things you don’t see on the prairies, where we make our home. The sprawling yard of the house above is guarded by a wooden sculpture of a man.
Beautiful, and colourful cottages are a familiar sight in the Maritimes. Oops, looks like someone knocked over one of the deck’s flowerpots!
This house is built in the traditional Maritime style.
This lighthouse has been converted to become part of this coastal home.
This pink mansion looks more like a hotel than a family dwelling, but I didn’t see any signs to confirm what it was.
I just had to include this picture. This is someone’s yard. Isn’t it just perfect? I would so love to have my own private park to enjoy!
This isn’t a house, but I thought it was cute. The sign says it’s “The Bird Garden”. Everything bird related was available at this little roadside shop.
This lighthouse is situated at Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island. The plaque on the side of the lighthouse tells a grim story.
“The Gale of October 3, 1851: The forenoon had been particularly balmy. Schooners had sailed into the shallow waters in search of mackerel and cod. But darkness found the vessels trapped in the stillness close to land. There was no breeze to carry them offshore. That evening a strong wind blew from the northeast. By midnight it had raged into a powerful gale. For several days the wind and waves gathered strength. On the morning of the fourth day, the sea subsided. Battered ships were strewn along the north shore. Bodies of sailors and fishermen were entangled amongst the wreckage. Many men were buried here in Prince Edward Island. Their graves are a silent reminder of the changing moods of the sea.”
One of the lighthouses on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
A lighthouse at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
We hope to return some day, and experience more of Atlantic Canada.