This personal account of battle written by an infantry soldier is inscribed onto a pair of granite tablets which sit open, on a stainless pedestal. The tablets look like an open book and form the centre piece of the Veterans’ Monument in the Veterans’ section at Capilano View Cemetery.
The monument is the site for an annual Remembrance Day ceremony where wreaths and poppies are set for those whose lives were lost in war. A sitting pavilion is sited to look out at the Veterans’ graves and is covered by a canopy that derives its shape from wind patterns formed by airborne wings.
This work is part of a greater cemetery master plan that was developed to address the near-full capacity of the Veterans’ section. The plan identifies additional space along the edges of the site which could house mostly cremated remains for this and future generations. Also included were concepts to compliment these new spaces with an enhanced landscape treatment and memorial structure.
Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver