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Memorial Number: 48007-006
Type: granite base, metal bowl and two metal plaques
Location: Museum of the Regiments
Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail South West
Reference: In front of the museum.
Calgary, AB
Surveyor: Deirdre Kraft
Photo Credit: Deirdre Kraft

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Dedicated on 11 August 1989 by the Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, this memorial is dedicated to the memory of the war dead of the founding regiments of the museum.


[base/base]

LEST WE FORGET

[left plaque/plaque de gauche]

THE MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF ITS FOUNDING REGIMENTS: LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS), THE KING'S OWN CALGARY REGIMENT, PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, AND THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS WHO WERE KILLED ON ACTIVE DUTY. THEIR HEROIC LEGACY CONTRIBUTED TO THE RICH HERITAGE EARNED BY THEIR REGIMENTS FOR CANADA.

DEDICATED ON 11 AUGUST 1989 BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA, CD, JP, DL, COLONEL-IN-CHIEF, PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY.

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, AS WE WHO ARE LEFT GROW OLD, AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN, AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING, WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

[right plaque/plaque de droite]

WITH PRIDE IN THEIR PAST, COURAGE FOR THE PRESENT, AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS), THE KING'S OWN CALGARY REGIMENT, PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS

ERECTED THIS MUSEUM OF THE REGIMENTS TO REMIND ALL WHO COME THIS WAY THAT PEACE IS NEVER CHEAPLY BOUGHT.

HERE DEAD LIE WE BECAUSE WE DID NOT CHOOSE TO LIVE AND SHAME THE LAND FROM WHICH WE SPRUNG. LIFE TO BE SURE, IS NOTHING MUCH TO LOSE, BUT YOUNG MEN THINK IT IS, AND WE WERE YOUNG.

OPENED 30 JUNE 1990 BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II