Peace & Freedom

This is the Canadian National War Memorial, completed in 1938, and residing in Confederation Square, Ottawa. The entire structure is there to commemorate the fallen in past, present, and future wars in which Canadian lives have been lost.

I was particularly drawn to the topmost sculptures and found out that they are the allegories of peace and freedom.  Their proximity to each other depict how inextricable the two concepts are.

So many individuals today seem to want to separate the two ideas, insisting that war is the only way to freedom and preparing to wage war to prove their point. It was reassuring to see that somewhere in this world the two concepts were not considered foreign to each other.

 

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