1339 Unveiling of the National War Memorial Pin
COMMEMORATIVE PIN The National War Memorial stands as a timeless symbol of the sacrifice that so many have made in service to Canada.
The memorial takes the form of a tall granite arch, on top of which stand huge bronze figures of Victory and Liberty. Marching through the arch are 22 figures representing all branches of the service in World War I. Upon the faces of these figures the eager expression of hope replaces the lines of strife and death. They leave behind an unlimbered cannon and all it stands for.
Unveiled by King George VI in the spring of 1939 to commemorate the unselfish response of Canadians in the First World War, the memorial has come to “symbolize the sacrifice of all Canadians who have served Canada in time of war in the cause of peace and freedom.”
We recognize the significance of this national symbol of Remembrance with a commemorative lapel pin. The National War Memorial Commemorative Pin is finely cast in bas relief and plated with antiqued silver and bronze to faithfully represent the monument’s granite arch and bronze figures. The standard clutch back ensures that it stays firmly attached to your lapel.