Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Aboriginal War Veterans Memorial


This monument is raised in sacred and everlasting honour
to the contributions of all Aboriginal Canadians in war and
peacekeeping operations.

Many thousands of Aboriginal people saw action and endured hardship
in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. They served with
honour and distinction in all branches of the service and in every rank
and appointment from Private to Brigadier. The fought overseas to defend
the sovereignty and liberty of the allied nations, in addition to supporting the
cause at home. Their dedication continues in peacekeeping operations
in faraway lands.

their heroic acts earned many decorations for bravery as well as the respect
and enduring friendship of their comrades in arms. Hundreds from across
Canada gave fully of their lives so that all Canadians might know peace and
inherit freedom.

We ho would follow in their path are humbled by the magnitude of their
sacrifice and inspired by the depths of their resolve. We owe them a debt
of gratitude we cannot soon hope to repay.

Unveiled by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C. M. M.,
C.C., Governor General of Canada and Commander-In-Chief of the Canadian
Forces, on June 21, 2001, National Aboriginal Day.

This Monument was made possible by the National Aboriginal Veterans Association
and the generous donations of the Canadian people.

Artist: Noel Lloyd Pinay