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Mapping war memorials throughout the Southern Interior

The cenotaph at Riverside Park in Kamloops is one of nearly 200 war memorials on a map by Heritage B.C.
March 31, 2016 - 8:00 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - There are thousands of war monuments and memorials across the country and the Southern Interior alone is home to more than two dozen of them.

After several months of sorting through submissions, Heritage B.C. has officially launched a map dedicated to the memorials found throughout the province. Stories, heritage and history are shared about the cenotaphs, Legions, trees and mountains which honour our fallen soldiers.

There are currently more than 190 submissions shown on the interactive and searchable map and another 100 are expected to be added over the next month.

One of the more notable memorials is in Armstrong, where the town dedicated a mountain which overlooks the cenotaph as Memorial Mountain after students visited battle sites in Europe. Armstrong students have also built the Stones of Sacrifice memorial, which is embedded with stones brought back from oversea battlefields.

A screenshot of the Heritage B.C. map shows more than two dozen war memorials in the Southern Interior.
A screenshot of the Heritage B.C. map shows more than two dozen war memorials in the Southern Interior.
Image Credit: Heritage B.C. screenshot

To view the interactive map visit the Heritage B.C. website here.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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