National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces
From: National Defence
The National Military Cemetery was established by Veterans Affairs Canada, National Defence, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in 2007. It contains 4 sections and brings together all those who died on active service, whose death was related to service, or who served honourably and have chosen to rest among their peers.
The National Military Cemetery is part of Beechwood Cemetery. Beechwood is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the National Capital Region. It was declared a national historic site in 2001.
Beechwood is the final resting place for many of Canada's war heroes including Veterans from the nation's earliest campaigns, the World Wars, and recent United Nations campaigns. Many historical Canadians are also buried at the cemetery including former Governor Generals, Prime Ministers and other important Canadian historical figures.
The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces
The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces is part of the National Military Cemetery. It’s located in the grounds of section 103 at Beechwood and managed by Canadian Armed Forces and was established in 2001. The cemetery provides a resting place for CAF members who have served their country in war and peace, and honours those who have placed themselves in harm’s way on behalf of Canadians.
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