The Canadian Press

2016-08-26 | WWI Soldiers Memorial

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A wooden arch baring the words "The Last Steps" has been unveiled on the Halifax waterfront near where tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers set off to fight in the First World War, never to return to return home. Dozens of boot prints are now burned into the boardwalk on a pier leading to a gangway beneath the arch, symbolizing what were many soldiers' last steps on Canadian soil. Artist Nancy Keating says the memorial is meant to evoke emotion. (The arch pays tribute to the departure of the first full battalion of Nova Scotia soldiers to fight in the Great War. On May 20th, 1915, more than a thousand soldiers with the 25th Battalion boarded HMTS Saxonia bound for the front lines.)

Date: 2016-08-26
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << never wear the same if his life did not flourish afterwards there's so many that did not come home and then we need to remember that >>