Reconciliation, The Peacekeeping Monument
Located near the ByWard Market in Ottawa, the Peacekeeping Monument is the only monument of its kind in the world. Dedicated to Canadian peacekeepers, this special monument honours both the living and the dead. It tells a story that every Canadian can be proud of.
Since 1948, over 110,000 Canadian soldiers have served in peacekeeping operations around the world. In 1988, United Nations Peacekeepers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As this monument shows, a large part of that honour is thanks to the contribution of Canadians.
The monument depicts three peacekeepers — two men and one woman. They stand on two sharp, knifelike edges of stone, cutting through the rubble and debris of war and converging at a high point, which symbolizes the resolution of conflict.
The monument was designed by sculptor Jack K. Harman, urban designer Richard G. Henriquez and landscape architect Cornelia H. Oberlander. It was unveiled on October 8, 1992.
Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument (youth version)
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