Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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TOMB OF THE UNKNOW SOLDIER
November 7, 2011

1. The Unknown Soldier fought in World War I. The burial place of the unknown soldier was in France, near the battle at Vimy Ridge, marked by a tombstone that read “Known unto God”. The remains of an unidentified soldier were returned to Canada to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a specially designed sarcophagus directly in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the National Capital.

2. The remains of soldiers that fought in WWI and who were not identified were buried near Vimy Ridge which was the site of Canada’s biggest victory in 1917 and where many Canadian troops died. After the remains of the unknown soldier were returned from France, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was placed directly in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is to honor our service men and women and to remind the Nation of the cost and sacrifice Canadians have made for peace and freedom in the past, in the present and in the future. The Tomb honors the 28,000 Canadian service people who have died in wars in this century .

TOMB OF THE UNKNOW SOLDIER
Alex Donovan 9A
November 7, 2011

3. I think the Unknown Soldier was a man because women did not fight in combat in World War I. I think the Soldier was very young in his twenties, tall and strong. He pretended to be fearless but was very scared in battle. He fought for what he believed in.

4. We know that the Unknown Soldier was a young Canadian man, fought in World War I and fought at Vimy Ridge.

5. No I do not think that the Soldier should be identified. • The Unknown Soldier is meant to be symbolic. It represents all Canadian Soldiers who fought for this Country. • Once identified it becomes specific and does not represent everybody, • There would be no immediate family members alive who would benefit from this information.

6. The Unknown...
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