Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cross Of Sacrifice

In the picture I showed on Sunday of St Paul's Bloor St church you could see this large cross off to the right. The church is the regimental church of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada regiment and this is their Cross of Sacrifice, a memorial to the fallen members of the regiment. In WWI alone 500 men from the church served and 76 were killed.

14 comments:

Annsterw said...

Beautiful photo and thank you for the history! That is amazing and what a great memorial to those that served and gave all!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the cross and the pretty church! Wishing you a happy day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully shown Pat, so many young men lost in the First and Second World War.. we can only hope there won't be a third.

Sharon said...

That makes a beautiful memorial.

Michelle said...

A lovely memorial.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Very nice memorial

21 Wits said...

Pretty, and nice to see folks out and about in the wintertime!

bill burke said...

A lovely cross and beautiful church. Nice composition, Pat.

William Kendall said...

A fitting place for such a memorial.

Catalyst said...

Wow, that's a high percentage of fatalities. I guess they've earned their memorial cross.

Laura. M said...

Bonita escena Pat.
Besos.

Jenn Jilks said...

It looks amazing.

Jack said...

War memorials are always so touching. This cross is quite modern looking for a WWI memorial.

Kay said...

I noticed that in your earlier photo; didn't think to ask about it. World War I was such a slaughter.