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Saskatchewan Memorials

Individuals, organizations, and governments created numerous permanent memorials recognizing the sacrifice of those Canadian men and women who served in the Great War. These commemorations of service range from rolls of honour and plaques to statues and structures. In some instances, participants in toto are honoured - all who serviced in the country's armed forces overseas or on the home front. Others commemorate a specific platoon or regiment.

Like many cities throughout the world, Saskatoon boasts a number of memorials to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice overseas during the First World War.  The city's first major art collection honours the dead who attended Nutana Collegiate; a row of elms marking the entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery is dedicated to individual soldiers; Vimy Ridge, that most famous of Canadian battles, is commemorated by a memorial in Kiwanis Park; a statue in City Park erected to honour Hugh Cairns, VC, also commemorates 73 Saskatoon footballers; a clock honours a Star-Phoenix partner; and several churches house a variety of memorials, flags, and statues. All most every to town in Saskatchewan has a local hisorty book with a section dedicated to those who served in the Great War.

The above link will take you to scanned material from the A.S. Morton fonds MG 2, Pamphlet Collection and Shortt Library of Canadiana, as well as some correspondence from the office of Walter Murray RG2001.1