Jewish War Veterans of Canada Memorial
The mayor of Toronto, David Miller, and the Jewish War Veterans of
Canada turned the sod for a new memorial in Toronto on Sunday, October
Known as the "Flame of Memory", the
memorial—designed by Daniel Libeskind—is expected to be dedicated in
The memorial consists of an amphitheater with a
statue that is surrounded by a sweeping menorah-inspired backdrop.
Retired Major-General Lewis MacKenzie said at the
ceremony thart two-thirds of Jewish males volunteered for action during
the Second World War.
The events included a greeting, a sod-turning
ceremony, a parade, and a brief reception held at the Earl Bales
Community Centre at the Earl Bales Park, located at the corner of
Bathurst Street and Shepherd Avenue West.
To find out more about the Jewish Veteran in Canada,
go to "Jewish War Veterans of Canada/Les Anciens Combattants Juifs du
Canada" at <http://www.yorku.ca/cjv>.
At the website , you can check their upcoming
events, photos, a picture of the memorial, a directory of veterans, and
No e-mail is given at the site, so you can write the
Canadian Jewish War Veterans Organization, 1111 Finch Avenue West,
Suite 353, Downsveiw, ON M3J 2E5. Tel: (416) 736-6744.
03 November, 2005
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