Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, is universally declared as “World Peace Day”. On this fitting day, the CMOHC unveiled a monument dedicated to Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during Canada’s peace keeping efforts. Canadian soldiers have displayed extraordinary courage and have helped to eradicate the very roots of conflict that vitiate global peace. Through the creation of this monument, the Indo-Canadian community, led by CMOHC and its donors, offers its respect and gratitude to our armed forces.
Aptly called the “Memorial to the Fallen Soldier”, this magnificent monument captures the glory and heroism of our armed forces. Shaped as a maple leaf, it is exquisitely carved in black and Imperial red granite. Standing at a towering 12 feet tall, the monument weighs over 15 tons. As a symbol of peace and patriotism, it is placed next to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the museum site in Richmond Hill.