Remember Flanders

Remember Flanders was erected in honour of John McCrae, a Canadian poet, gunner and physician. The Lieutenant-Colonel during the First World War is also the author of the famous poem, In Flanders Fields.

This sculpture of John McCrae was unveiled in May, 2015 by the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery —100 years after John McCrae wrote and published “In Flanders Fields” in 1915.

The bronze sculpture was created by Ontario artist Ruth Abernethy.

Image of the John McCrae statue in Ottawa
The John McCrae statue in Ottawa.
A close-up of the statue of John McCrae, highlighting the notepad where the poem In Flanders Fields was inscribed
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was moved to write In Flanders Fields on May 3, 1915.

Remember Flanders

Discover the story behind the monument Remember Flanders in this Decoding ART video.

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Remember Flanders (youth version)

Discover the story behind the monument Remember Flanders in this Decoding ART video.

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Remember Flanders (poem version)

Listen to the Flanders Field poem in this Decoding ART video.

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