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Take a Look: Beechwood, Let Us Remember!
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients. Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Réalisateurs: Carine Ouellet, Benjamin Vachet
Production year: 2015
In peaceful Beechwood cemetary, in Ottawa, more than 75 000 Canadians from all walks of life have found their eternal rest. Among those buried in Beechwood, visitors will find Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, war victims, RCMP members and ex-members, governors general, prime ministers, and Victoria Cross recipients.
Beechwood cemetary was chosen to be the seat of the National Military Cemetary, of the RCMP`s National Commemorative Cemetary and Ottawa`s police department`s commemorative cemetary.
Dans un grand espace vert, un carrousel dort au soleil. Au travers des arbres, des pierres tombales se dressent. Un canon monte la garde.
Les pierres tombales, toutes blanches et alignées sont ornées de la couronne qui caractérise leur régiment. Sur une plaque au sol, on peut lire : « Nous nous souviendrons d'eux. » À l'entrée du cimetière, un panneau indique qu'il s'agit du Cimetière militaire national.
Des rangées de petites pierres blanches à l'effigie de milliers de soldats sont alignées. Ailleurs près d'un ange sculpté, un rocher supporte une plaque dédiée à la mémoire de Catherine M. E. Numan.
Dans les allées, les arbres donnent un caractère champêtre à l'endroit.
Un livre de pierre est ouvert sur le sol, pour Albert et Angeline.
Plus loin, on nous mène à la portion civile du cimetière où de très vieilles pierres sont érigées parmi de plus récentes. Puis on revient à la partie du cimetière militaire bien identifiée par le char d'assaut qui protège l'âme des défunts.
Ensuite on visite une partie où les stèles et les obélisques s'élèvent vers le ciel pour arriver à un mur garni de plaques.
On revient à l'impressionnant champ de pierres blanches à l'effigie des différents régiments de l'armée canadienne.
Dans une allée, des livres de granit trônent sur des socles de granit rose. C'est l'aire des poètes.
Au soleil couchant, les ombres s'allongent pour la nuit.
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