Friday, 5 January 2018

Picture of the Day: Angel of Victory

A bronze statue of an angel carrying a fallen soldier
On my way to Gastown to have drinks and dinner with friends, I walked past the Seabus Terminal and Waterfront SkyTrain station that are both in the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station.

Next to it is a bronze statue of an angel holding up a fallen soldier. The work is called Angel of Victory (1922) by Coeur de Lion MacCarthy. It was commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to commemorate its employees who died in World War I.

It stands on the far right of the former CPR building
The plaque says:

To commemorate those in the service of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company who, at the call of King and country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardship, faced danger and finally passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.

What a wonderful commemoration.


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