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When I think of tragedy my mind often wanders to the ravages of war. I mean the number of soldiers who have fallen in wars around the world is astronomical and, to me at least, tragic. In downtown Ottawa we have the National War Memorial, a constant reminder to the lives lost through war.
The memorial features 23 bronze figures, representing people who fought in the First World War, emerging from a memorial arch, moving from war into peace.
Completed in 1938, it was rededicated in 1982 to include the Second World War and the Korean War.
I can't pass this memorial without feeling sad. The fact that the day was overcast when I took this picture seems quite fitting.