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Trail Cenotaph - Trail, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 05.710 W 117° 42.608
11U E 448158 N 5438277
Quick Description: This cenotaph is located in the centre of Eldorado Street, just west of Pine Avenue, beside Trail's Knox United Church.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/25/2015 12:57:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNE1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dronnord
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Trail Cenotaph was constructed in 1951 in memory of those residents of Trail who died in WWI, WWII, and Korea. A smaller plaque also acknowledges the contribution of The Peacekeepers. Made of local stone bearing several brass plaques, it takes the form of a partial obelisk, set atop a large three tiered concrete foundation, centred in a herringbone red brick island.

The inscription on the Cenotaph reads:

1914-1918   1939-1945

In 2009 a second monument was added beside the first: a low pedestal bearing the kneeling figure of a WWI soldier - "A TRUE CHAMPION IN THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS".

This memorial was sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 11. It was presented to the City of Trail in a ceremony held on 11 November 1951, prior to the annual Remembrance Day service. The Royal Canadian Legion committee that administrated the project consisted of: Albert King (Chair) F.E. (Buddy) DeVito (Vice Chair) J.W. Evan (Vice Chair) Mrs. P. Wolfe (Secretary) O.J. Wilson (Member) Charles Conry (Member).

The Legion solicited public donations and received the following support: Cash, including corporate and organization donations totalled $932.50. Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd. Donated the cement for the base, technical expertise and the bronze work. The City of Trail covered half of the cost of the stone work. D.B. Merry, a building supplier, and Trail Mercantile, a retail store, covered the cost of construction materials. Sharp & Thompson & Berwick & Pratt Architects donated the plans.

The memorial consists of a stone and masonry shaft on a cement base surrounded by lawn and curbing. Lights illuminate the tower at night. A flagpole is located in the front lawn area. Bronze plaques with the names of the war dead from the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War are attached to the tower. The memorial is used for the City’s annual Remembrance Day service and for special Legion functions or ceremonies.
From National Defence Canada


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Eldorado Street & Pine Avenue
Trail, BC Canada
V1R 3V7

What is it?: Cenotaph

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